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Publisher Comments:

In developing Legislative Term Limits, the editor has included material that has explicit and testable models about the expected consequences of term limits that reflect Public Choice perspectives. This book contains the best efforts of economists and political scientists to predict the consequences of legislative term limits.

Book News Annotation:

Political scientists and economists predict the consequences of legislative term limits at the state and national levels, not in order to influence the current debate but allow the next generation of scholars to evaluate the theories and methods of prediction. Excluding discussions of constitutionality, and focusing on Public Choice perspectives, they consider the impact on legislative behavior, electoral responsiveness, legislative turnover, and party balance; voter attitudes and the contemporary movement; and historical and comparative perspectives. Among the comparisons are with term limits for governors, in local governments, and in Costa Rica. A postscript discusses alternatives to term limits. Some of the 20 papers were presented at a May-June 1991 conference in Irvine, California; others have been previously published. No subject index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-377) and incex.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Term Limits Debate: Hypotheses in Search of Data; B. Grofman. I. Predicting the Impact of Term Limits on Legislator Behavior and Electoral Responsiveness. 1. The Varying Impact of Legislative Term Limits; B.E. Cain. 2. How Will Term Limits Affect Legislative Work? A. Glazer, M.P. Wattenberg. 3. Term Limits and Representation; L.R. Cohen, M.L. Spitzer. 4. The Impact of Term Limits on the California Legislature: An Interest Group Perspective; E.A. Capell. 5. Term Limits, Responsiveness and the Failures of Increased Competition; E.R. Gerber, A. Lupia. 6. Impact of Congressional Tenure Restriction on Spending; W.R. Reed, D.E. Schansberg. II. Predicting the Impact of Term Limits on Legislative Turnover and Party Balance. 7. For Whom the Bell Tolls: Term Limits and State Legislatures;G.F. Moncrief. 8. An Analysis of the Impact of Congressional Term Limits on Turnover and Party Balance; W.R. Reed, D.E. Schansberg. 9. Term Limitation in a Dynamic Model of Partisan Balance; J.B. Gilmour, P. Rothstein. 10. The Effect of Term Limits when Competition is Endogenized: A Preliminary Model; B. Grofman, N. Sutherland. III. Voter Attitudes and the Contemporary Movement for Legislative Term Limits. 11. An Analysis of Term Limitation Elections; K. Boeckelman, G. Corell. 12. Term Limits in Oklahoma, California and Colorado in 1990; J.D. Rausch Jr., G.W. Copeland. 13. Reconciling Voters' Behavior with Legislative Term Limits; A.R. Dick, J.R. Lott, Jr. 14. Term Limits as Political Redistribution; D. Friedman, D. Wittman. 15. Term Limits and Political Conflict; A. Tabarrok. IV. Term Limits in Historical and Comparative Perspective. 16. A History of Rotation in Office; M.P. Petracca. 17. Gubernatorial Term Limits and Term Lengths in Historical Perspective, 1790&endash;1990: Geographic Diffusion, Non-Separability, and the Ratchet Effect; B. Grofman, N. Sutherland. 18. The Experience with Municipal Term Limits in Orange County, California; M.P. Petracca, K. Moore O'Brien. 19. Term Limits and Local Governments in California; B.E. Cain. 20. Parties, Incentives, and Term Limits in Costa Rica; J. Carey. Postscript: Alternatives to Term Limits; C.J. Uhlaner. References. Author Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792397021
Author:
Grofman, Bernard N.
Publisher:
Springer
Editor:
Grofman, Bernard
Author:
Grofman, Bernard
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Social choice
Subject:
Term limits (Public office) -- United States.
Subject:
Term limits
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Government - Legislative Branch
Subject:
Social choice -- United States.
Subject:
United States - Term of office
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Political Science : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Book
Series:
Studies in Public Choice
Series Volume:
104-197
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 1680 gr

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