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Effects of Local News on Political Representation

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The paper examines the effect of media coverage on representation in the House of Representatives. It finds that high media coverage promotes a more delegate style of representation.

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Cohen, Marty., Noel, Hans. and Zaller, John. "Effects of Local News on Political Representation" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Hilton Chicago and the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, Sep 02, 2004 <Not Available>. 2009-05-26 <http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p60226_index.html>

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Cohen, M. , Noel, H. and Zaller, J. , 2004-09-02 "Effects of Local News on Political Representation" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Hilton Chicago and the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL Online <.PDF>. 2009-05-26 from http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p60226_index.html

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Abstract: The paper examines the effect of media coverage on representation in the House of Representatives. It finds that high media coverage promotes a more delegate style of representation.

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Local News and Political Accountability in U.S. Legislative elections* Marty Cohen Hans Noel John Zaller UCLA In standard accounts of democracy elections force office holders to be accountable to the citizenry. Yet most congressional elections in the United States are non-competitive and by outward appearances useless as enforcement mechanisms. Moreover even in the handful that are competitive or lack an incumbent the majority of voters are ignorant of the records of the candidates they must choose between. Many do
- 0.4 Democratic MCs - 0.6 - 0.6 Mo st - 0.8 Liberal -0.8 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 Republican vote for President Republican vote for President * Media coverage is measured as the top and bottom ten percent of districts on the Media Coverage variable described in text.


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