The Contemporary Pennsylvania Legislature
John J. Kennedy (Author)
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In The Contemporary Pennsylvania Legislature, John J. Kennedy explores a variety of topics that are relevant for any small lawmaking institution. He investigates to what degree current social and technological changes have affected the Pennsylvania legislature and how it has been transformed from a part-time lawmaking body to a full-time professional institution. The data for Kennedy's study comes from a survey of legislators who served in the 1993-1994 Pennsylvania Assembly as well as candidates who ran for office but were defeated. Noting that political parties are on the decline in the U.S., Kennedy examines whether lawmakers are more inclined to follow their own interests, their parties', or those of their constituents when voting on particular issues. In addition to discussing the philosophical dispositions of legislators, he also examines the electoral experiences of defeated candidates. Kennedy's study is an important resource for those interested in American government, the legislative process, or political science.
About the Author
John J. Kennedy received his Ph.D. from Temple University in Philadelphia. He is an Instructor of Political Science at West Chester University.
- Contributor: John J. Kennedy
- Imprint: University Press of America
- ISBN13: 9780761815198
- Number of Pages: 168
- Packaged Dimensions: 152x222x13mm
- Packaged Weight: 254
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: University Press of America
- Release Date: 2000-01-03
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: John J. Kennedy received his Ph.D. from Temple University in Philadelphia. He is an Instructor of Political Science at West Chester University.