Govt. Ch. 5 Vocab

Govt. Ch. 5 Vocab - CHAPTER 5: CONGRESS VOCABULARY PORK...

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CHAPTER 5: CONGRESS VOCABULARY PORK BARREL -Government spending that benefits a narrow constituency in return for electoral support or some other kind of political support (campaign donations) PORK- BARREL MODEL -Internal institutions of the congressional chambers are designed primarily to help members of Congress secure economic benefits for their constituents LOGROLLING -Two or more legislators agreeing to vote in favor of one another’s proposed bills or amendments EXPERTISE MODEL -Internal institutions of the congressional chambers are designed to help Congress make more informed decisions PARTISAN MODEL -Majority- party leaders dominate the workings of Congress & ensure that most legislative benefits come to majority- party members ELITEST MODEL -Workings of Congress are strongly biased toward serving the interests of wealthy, privileged people in society BICAMERAL LEGISLATURE -Legislature consisting of 2 chambers SINGLE- MEMBER DISTRICT -An electoral district in which a single person is elected to a given office PLURALITY RULE -Method for determining an election’s winner in which the candidates who receives the most votes wins PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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Govt. Ch. 5 Vocab - CHAPTER 5: CONGRESS VOCABULARY PORK...

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