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2011 - Southern Political Science Association Words: 246 words || 
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1. Park, Saemyi. "Asian American Representation: Are Asian Legislators Surrogate Representatives or Crossover Legislators?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Hotel InterContinental, New Orleans, Louisiana, Jan 05, 2011 <Not Available>. 2018-07-17 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p437278_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Do Asian American legislators have a noticeable and distinctive representative style in the policies they produce? In other words, do they articulate and advocate a race-based legislative agenda to represent Asian Americans exclusively? This question has not yet been examined by political scientists in congressional studies. It seems that in addition to the classic typology of delegate versus trustee, lawmakers with Asian heritage face a contemporary dilemma of representation: crossover versus surrogate. Crossover Asian representatives try to advocate all groups regardless of race whereas surrogate Asian policymakers try to represent Asian Americans exclusively. Unlike many black and Latino legislators elected from majority minority districts, Asian American representatives must always appeal to multiple racial groups in order to win election because there are no Asian American majority districts. Given this representative dilemma, how do Asian legislators stand for Asian interests?

This paper examines analytically the behavior of Asian representatives in the American states. It is important to investigate Asian American representation in states because the number of Asian Americans elected to state legislatures has significantly grown since 2000, whereas Asians in Congress remain underrepresented. I will conduct roll-call voting analysis to see how Asian Americans’ preferences are represented by state representatives in policy areas. Five state legislatures in California, Illinois, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin are selected to provide regional diversity, variance in the ratio of percent Asian in the population to the percent Asian in the legislature, and variance in party control of the legislature.

2012 - Southern Political Science Association Pages: unavailable || Words: 11465 words || 
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2. Allen, Kristen. and Cook, Ian. "Buying Legislators or Buying Judges? The Impact of Campaign Contributions on State Judicial and Legislative Elections" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Hotel InterContinental, New Orleans, Louisiana, Jan 12, 2012 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2018-07-17 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p544920_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Anyone running for an elected office knows the importance of campaign contributions—a resource that can potentially be translated into votes (Mayhew 1974). A great deal of research on contributions in elections has focused on one of two topics: the effect of campaign spending on electoral outcomes, or the effect of campaign contributions on voting decisions. This is true at both the federal (Green and Krasno 1988) and state levels (Caldeira and Patterson 1982). However, virtually no research has comparatively examined the effects of campaign contributions electoral outcomes or on different types of elections. This research seeks to answer the question of whether there a difference between the ways in which campaign contributions affect judicial versus legislative races at the state level? We argue that the different types of relationships between judges and legislators and their constituents is key to understanding where money may be more important. The strong representational linkage between legislative candidate and constituents, along with other contextual factors of the races, requires legislative candidates to amass greater pools of resources during their campaigns. Using an original data set of races in 16 states, we find that this is in fact the case, with contributions significantly affecting legislative candidate‘s vote share; there is no significant impact of contributions on vote share in judicial elections.

2013 - SSSA Annual Meeting Words: 181 words || 
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3. Chou, Benjamin. "Legislative Vote Cleavages in Recent State Immigration Omnibus Legislation" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SSSA Annual Meeting, New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana, Mar 27, 2013 <Not Available>. 2018-07-17 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p634495_index.html>
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Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This paper examines the attempt by state legislatures to adopt legislation in the area of immigration policy over the past three years, focusing both on those cases where immigration omnibus reform legislation passed as well as where it did not. The paper will analyze 14 states, six (Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina, and Utah) which passed such legislation and eight (Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Texas, and West Virginia) which failed to do so. Particular focus will be on the degree of support for this immigration reform legislation within the Republican and Democratic parties, as well as within different ethnic/racial, ideological, sex, and geographic sub-groups within each party. Initial results have shown that there may be a negative relationship between passage of strict immigration omnibus bills with the number of legislators who self-identify as Hispanic. Partisan and ideological differences also seem likely to be strong predictors of legislative passage. Given the current federal stalemate on immigration legislation, the results of this project will provide a good prediction of the future of individual states’ attempts to address America’s immigration dilemma.

2017 - 88th Annual SPSA Conference Words: 124 words || 
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4. Vela Baron, Mauricio. "Parochial versus programmatic legislators and duration of legislative initiatives: Evidence from Colombia" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 88th Annual SPSA Conference, Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA, Jan 11, 2017 <Not Available>. 2018-07-17 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1225556_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This paper focuses on the analysis of legislative process, in particular on legislative delay. Given that time is a scarce resource, legislators are interested that their bills make their way through congress in short approval times. It is argued that legislators' emphasis on their parochial or their programmatic policy interests is a factor of influence on the duration of the decision-making process in a legislature. Parochial legislators are willing to support policy proposals from legislative coalition without requiring major concessions. Therefore, this paper examines whether in fact parochial legislators reap higher benefits by having easier legislative processes for their bills. This is tested using legislative data from Colombia and by using the level of vote concentration in order to identify parochial from programmatic legislators.

2018 - 89th Annual SPSA Conference Words: 191 words || 
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5. Poggione, Sarah. "Conditioning Representation: Gender, Legislative Professionalism, and Legislative Behavior" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 89th Annual SPSA Conference, Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA, Jan 04, 2018 <Not Available>. 2018-07-17 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1341479_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: While a number of studies have found evidence of gender differences in the behavior of legislators, little work has examined how the organization and resources of state legislatures influence such gender differences. I argue that gender differences should be greatest in less professional legislatures where members have fewest resources for engaging in legislative activities and are less constrained by constituency demands. In such legislatures, members may be more likely to work on issues that they have greater knowledge of, and they may have greater leeway to pursue their own policy priorities. As a result, I expect that women legislators should be more likely than their male colleagues to engage in legislative activities related to traditional areas of women’s concern in less professional legislatures, and that such differences should diminish among more professional legislators. Using data on men and women state legislators’ behavior, I evaluate the impact of gender conditioned the major components of legislative professionalism. I find that gender differences in activities related to welfare policy are more pronounced among legislators serving in institutions with lower salaries, shorter session lengths, and with less differentiated committee systems.

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