Legislating Without Experience: Case Studies in State Legislative Term Limits

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Dezember 2007



Legislating Without Experience provides an in-depth analysis of individual states experiencing state legislative term limits as well as apples-to-apples comparisons with states that are untermed. It is a valuable description of the legislative process in each state and a quasi-experimental study of term limits.


Chapter 1 1. Introduction: Accelerating Change with Term Limits Part 2 I: Professionalized State Legislatures Chapter 3 2. Institutional Imbalance: The Effect of Six Year Limits in California Chapter 4 3. Legislative Power in the Buckeye State: The Revenge of Term Limits Chapter 5 4. Truncated Careers in Professionalized State Legislatures Part 6 II: Semi-Professionalized State Legislatures Chapter 7 5. The Effects of Legislative Term Limits in Arizona: More Churning, More Chaos, and a Diminished Institutional Role for Legislators Chapter 8 6. Colorado Legislative Term Limits: The Worst of Both Worlds Chapter 9 7. Out with the Old-Heads and in with the Young Turks: The Effects of Term Limits on Semi-Professionalized State Legislatures Part 10 III: Citizen Legislatures Chapter 11 8. Term Limits in the Arkansas General Assembly: A Citizen Legislature Responds Chapter 12 9. Institutional Change and Legislative Term Limits in Maine Chapter 13 10. It's All About the Turnover: Term Limits in Citizen Legislatures Chapter 14 11. Living with Term Limits


Rick Farmer is director of committee staff at the Oklahoma House of Representatives and a fellow at the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron. Christopher Z. Mooney is professor of Political Studies with the Institute for Government and Public Affairs at University of Illinois at Springfield. Richard J. Powell is associate professor of Political Science at the University of Maine. John C. Green is director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Akron.


This volume provides a thorough and sophisticated assessment of the impact of term limits...Recommended. CHOICE, June 2008
EAN: 9780739111451
ISBN: 0739111450
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2007
Seitenanzahl: 245 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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