State legislative politics today (1st ed )

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Chapter 1: 99 Chambers and Why They Matter

State Legislatures in Historical Context

State Legislative Evolution in the Nineteenth Century

State Legislative Evolution in the Twentieth Century

State Legislatures Today

Number of houses

The Nebraska exception

House name

Membership size

Feature: Politics Under the Domes 1-1: The Legislative Representation and Efficiency Tradeoff

Bicameral size differences

Terms of office

Term limits

Constituency size

Geographic size

Multi-member districts

Differences with Congress

Feature: Politics Under the Domes 1-2: Domes?

Further Exploration of State Legislatures

Chapter 2: State Legislative Campaigns and Elections

Differences in Electoral Rules

District magnitude

Type of primary election

Timing of primary election

Feature: Politics Under the Domes 2-1: When Residency Requirements Bite

Redistricting practices

Case law and state redistricting

Campaign finance laws

Term limits

The Candidates

Candidate type

Recruitment agents

Self-starters

The recruitment of women and minorities

How Campaigns Are Run

Feature: Politics Under the Domes 2-2: The Art Science of Doorbelling

Turnover, Party Competition and...