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Congress At the Grassroots : Representational Change in the South, 1970-1998 (00 Edition)

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However much politicians are demeaned and denounced in modern American society, our democracy could not work without them. For this reason, says Richard Fenno, their activities warrant our attention. In his pioneering book, Home Style, Fenno demonstrated that a close look at politicians at work in their districts can tell us a great deal about the process of representation. Here, Fenno employs a similarly revealing grassroots approach to explore how patterns of representation have changed in recent decades.

Fenno focuses on two members of the U.S. House of Representatives who represented the same west-central Georgia district at different times: Jack Flynt, who served from the 1950s to the 1970s, and Mac Collins, who has held the seat in the 1990s. His on-the-scene observation of their differing representational styles—Flynt focuses on people, Collins on policy—reveals the ways in which social and demographic changes inspire shifts in representational strategies.

More than a study of representational change in one district, Congress at the Grassroots also helps illuminate the larger subject of political change in the South and in the nation as a whole.

Synopsis:

Fenno's book is an enjoyable read for more than its intellectual contributions to the study of representation.

Journal of Politics A fascinating and insightful case study of the change in the nature of representation in a transformed South.

Choice In revisiting legislators' home styles, Fenno has prepared another masterpiece.

Charles S. Bullock III, University of Georgia This beautifully written book is indispensable for students of Congress and the South.

Merle Black, coauthor of Politics and Society in the South and The Vital South

Synopsis:

Using the close observational style he employed in his pioneering book, Home Style, Fenno examines changing patterns of Congressional representation in the South as politians changed their approach from personal to more policy/issues orientation.

About the Author

Richard F. Fenno Jr. is Distinguished University Professor and William R. Kenan Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

1. Political Representation

2. Jack Flynt, 1970-1972: A Person-Intensive Strategy

3. Jack Flynt, 1972-1976: Change and Challenge

4. Mac Collins, 1996-1998: A Policy-Intensive Strategy

5. Mac Collins and Connections: Policy, Personal, Party

Conclusion

Notes

Index

Maps

1. Flynt's Original District, 1954-1964 (Georgia's Fourth Congressional District)

2. Flynt's Transitional District, 1966-1970 (Georgia's Sixth Congressional District)

3. Flynt's New District, 1972-1976 (Georgia's Sixth Congressional District)

4. Collins's Original District, 1992-1994 (Georgia's Third Congressional District)

5. Collins's New District, 1996-present (Georgia's Third Congressional District)

Tables

1. Flynt District Engagements, January 1973-May 1974

2. Georgia Sixth District Vote, 1974, by County

3. Flynt Rankings of Campaign Activities, 1976

4. Flynt County Strengths, 1976

5. Flynt Predictions and Election Results, 1976

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807848555
Author:
Fenno, Richard F., Jr.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Fenno, Richard F., Jr.
Author:
Fenno, Richard F., Jr.
Location:
Chapel Hill
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Congress
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Georgia
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Legislators
Subject:
Representative government and representation
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Government - Legislative Branch
Subject:
House of Representatives; Jack Flynt; Mac Collins; congressional districts; politians; representation;
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Legislators -- United States.
Subject:
House of Representatives
Subject:
Jack Flynt
Subject:
Mac Collins
Subject:
congressional districts
Subject:
politians
Subject:
Representation
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Copyright:
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
April 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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Product details 192 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807848555 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Fenno's book is an enjoyable read for more than its intellectual contributions to the study of representation.

Journal of Politics A fascinating and insightful case study of the change in the nature of representation in a transformed South.

Choice In revisiting legislators' home styles, Fenno has prepared another masterpiece.

Charles S. Bullock III, University of Georgia This beautifully written book is indispensable for students of Congress and the South.

Merle Black, coauthor of Politics and Society in the South and The Vital South

"Synopsis" by , Using the close observational style he employed in his pioneering book, Home Style, Fenno examines changing patterns of Congressional representation in the South as politians changed their approach from personal to more policy/issues orientation.
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