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An examination of House roll call voting from 1933 to 1956 shows that heavily partisan voting during the 1930s gave way by the early 1950s to voting strongly influenced by region. The regional fragmentation is, in part, due to the development of new, party- splitting issues. The Republican split...
This article has two major objectives. First, it offers an examination of some important characteristics of the delegates to the 1976 Democratic National Convention, and comparisons are made with other recent conventions. Those 1976 delegate characteristics are also placed in the context of...
Theodore Lowi's proposal for juridical democracy is inspired by a "crisis in authority" that has been generated under "interest-group liberalism," his designation for con temporary pluralist theory. Lowi suggests that the roots of the crisis lie in the pluralists' misreading of the Madisonian...
A 1974 mail survey of top American state administrators provides an opportunity to analyze further a number of themes about sources of new ideas and program innovations in the states. Administrators in some functional policy areas (e.g., environmental pro tection) characterize their agencies as...
The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence that psychological predisposi tions have on political attitudes. In particular, the study focuses on the linkage between self-esteem and the political attitudes of adolescents. It is hypothesized that adolescents' self-esteem should influence...
This paper describes a test of the nationalization thesis that the American states have become similar in their policies and that variance in states' policies has decreased to the point where no significant policy differences remain. A time series analysis of states' expenditures in four policy...
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