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Political Representation: Fifty Years After Miller & Stokes


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"The Beginnings of Representation in America:  The Relationship between Representatives and Constituents in the Colonial Era"  Peverill Squire

"Women Don't Run? Election Aversion and Candidate Entry"   Kristin Kanthak and Jonathan Woon

"The Legislative Median and Policymaking in Multiparty Governments"  Lanny Martin and Georg Vanberg

"Representation in Context: Election Laws and Ideological Congruence Between Citizens and Governments"                    G. Bingham Powell, Jr.  

"Has Joint Scaling Solved the Achen Objection to Miller and Stokes" Jeffrey Lewis and Chris Tausanovitch

"Rewarding Effort, not Results:  How Parties Own Issues Because of Their Priorities, not Their Performance"            Patrick J. Egan

On The Representativeness of Primary Electorates" John Sides and Lynn Vavreck

"What Politicians Believe About Their Constituents: Asymmetric Misperceptions and Prospects for Constituency Control" David E. Broockman and Christopher Skovron

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NYT -In an analysis of the upcoming British general election, Paul Krugman draws on research by Larry Bartels ( to support the claim that voters' "short memories" provide "little or no political reward for good policy."

Tennessean -  Reports "Vanderbilt receives $1M grant to combat child labor." The $1M grant was awarded to CSDI Affiliate Cecilia Mo from the U.S. Department of Labor. 

Washington Post - Larry Bartels asks "Can 'conservative principles' boost working-class incomes?"

Washington Post - Alan Wiseman and Craig Volden outline "The 5 Habits of Highly Effective Legislators."

Tennessean - Latest Vanderbilt Poll showcases Tennesseans' views on abortion, Common Core and Medicaid Expansion

NYT - Larry Bartels has documented that the rich have about three times as much influence as the poor on votes in the United States Senate.

VoxWhy the Israel-Palestine conversation is so polarized -  A 2006 study by Larry Bartels and Chris Achen (Princeton) is referenced. 

Vanderbilt News In 2013, Seigenthaler and author David Maraniss co-led a conversation at the First Amendment Center about the Gettysburg Address to mark its 150th anniversary...

Washington Post  - U.S. presidential election results, for example, can be remarkably and accurately predicted by economic growth preceding the election...

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