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By Jamie L. Carson,Jason Matthew Roberts

In Ambition, festival, and Electoral Reform, Jamie L. Carson and Jason M. Roberts current an unique learn of U.S. congressional elections and electoral associations for 1872-1944 from a latest political technology point of view. utilizing information on past due 19th and early 20th century congressional elections, the authors try the applicability in a old context of contemporary political technological know-how theories, determine the consequences of institutional reforms, and determine the standards that form the competitiveness of elections. They current a number of key findings: the strategic politicians conception is acceptable in an period with no candidate-centered campaigns; there has been an incumbency virtue ahead of the complete improvement of candidate-centered campaigns; institutional reforms have had an important impact on elections; and the measure of electoral festival often correlates with elected officers' responsiveness to citizens.

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