The Local-National Connection and the Representation of Minorities
History & Political Science
While the Congress literature of the 1970s and 1980s led to the dominant impression that all politics is local, in recent years legislative behavior has pointed in more national directions. Dilemmas of Representation comprehensively examines the multifaceted activities of several legislators from New York, one of the country’s most diverse states. Legislators still include strong local components in their home styles, but a variety of national factors now contribute notably to an understanding of local politics. This book encourages the reader to think more about the appropriate balance of local and national emphasis in legislator home styles, and also the advantages and disadvantages of the contrasting representational styles used by some contemporary representatives.
State University of New York Press
9780791470756 (Hardcover); 9780791470763 (Paper)
Friedman, Sally and Michael T. Rogers "The Local-National Connection and the Representation of Minorities" in Dilemmas of Representation: Local Politics, National Factors, and the Home Styles of Modern U.S. Congress Members by Sally Friedman, 139-175. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2007.