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Representing Red and BlueHow the Culture Wars Change the Way Citizens Speak and Politicians Listen$
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David C. Barker and Christopher Jan Carman

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199796564

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796564.001.0001

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Red Representation, Blue Representation

Red Representation, Blue Representation

(p.127) Chapter 7 Red Representation, Blue Representation
Representing Red and Blue

David C. Barker

Christopher Jan Carman

Oxford University Press

This chapter assesses one of the major implications of our findings that are discussed in the previous chapters. That is, if secular progressives are more inclined to expect instructed delegate-style representation, elect representatives with instructed delegate-styles of governance, and hold those representatives accountable when they fail to deliver, then we should expect elected officials who represent progressive (especially secular) constituencies to respond more consistently to constituent opinion than do those who represent traditionalistic constituencies. Looking directly at roll-call voting behavior on the part of legislators from 1985 to 2010, the chapter provides direct evidence in support of that narrative.

Keywords:   roll-call vote analysis, Members of Congress, constituents, representation, accountability, congruence

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