posc chapter 6 notes

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POSC chapter 6 notes Delegate model of representation- legislators should adhere to the will of their constituents Trustee model of representation- legislators should consider the will of the people but act in ways that they believe are best fro the long-term interests o the nation Politico model of representation- legislators should follow their own judgment (that is, act like a trustee) until the public becomes vocal about a particular matter, at which point they should follow the dictates of constituents. conscience model of representation- legislators should follow the will of the people, (That is , act like a delegate) until they truly believe that it is in the best interests of the nation to act differently. Representational style- a legislators priorities ex: the ratio of time devoted to constituent issues versus time spent on the development on public policy Constituent service- legislators responsiveness to the questions and concerns of the people he or she represents. Symbolic representation- assumption that a legislator will represent or favor only his or her own ethnic group or gender among the constituency, as opposed to the entire population; also known as descriptive representation. Bicameral legislature- legislature composed of two houses. House represents the people and the senate represents the states. 7 th amendment- in 1913 that provides for the direct election of senators. Must be 30 years old, citizen of the US for 9 years and a resident of the state he or she represents. Rotation- staggering of senatorial terms such that one-third of the Senate comes up for election every two years. Pocket veto- presidents killing of a bill that has been passed by both houses of Congress, simply by not signing it; occurs only if congress had adjourned within ten days of the bills passage.
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