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Representation The Electoral Connection Tradeoff between representation and Iawmaking Causes of the tradeoff Consequences 3 No39l i Responsiveness without responsibility Caryjacobson Key questions Why is there a tradeoff between representation and Iawmaking And what s the Electoral Connection got to do with it More questions What do we mean by representation How do we know MCs excel it Whydo MCs excel at it Consequences for Congress Modes of representation Delegate vs Trustee vs Politico Descriptive vs Substantive ll 4 We 394 5Mquot 3 View 0 We W016 a WWquot 0 75 Mb U De lecn it ifa Egr eVHL UC 01C timed In angrily m5 lt 15ainj New 9 We levied b SLPQJ L Aphids rst Vl lfffSiLquot 0amp0 5 045 0 l LLLONVlUMbES Viwa iul lUW SSMEA W3 3Wle m alt ffcrib Apples Fenno s Nested Constituencies Use public evaluations to assess Congress If Congress excels at representation and not at lawmaking people should rate their MC higher than the institution If Congress excels at lawmaking and not representation people should rate Congress higher than their MC Approval ratings Institutional v lndividu 4 3th CA ql 1 COMMS Claw lota As ml Jag 40 39 50 The Electoral Connection David Mayhew 1974 Mayhew 5 starting assumption MCs are single minded seekers of re relection MCs may care about other things eg policy but first you need to be reelected So MCs take actions to serve re election and representation at the expense of the collective good Mamba 3 toilm c militia Activities of the a l Electoral Connection i quotEgg U 7 Af might Advertising W Weem VIM 4576 Credit claiming wr Landf mug3 J Position takin Blame avoidancge 39 TelW rosilwx Jim C c iitii W 6 J i 39 Jiiilm i with mltlm Salmon on Crackers Ingredients mal can salmon oda crackers White sauce Directions Make white sauce with your favorite recipe Add drained salmon and heat erve over soda crackers Indiana Proving Ground Classic blame avoidance o SenatorJoe Manchin DWV on parties39 dueling spendinq bills Consequences Popularity of Congress Very low ratings for the institution Very high ratings for MCs Policy consequences Particularized benefits Servicing the organized Symbolism
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