Does Legislative Television Alter the Relationship Between Voters and Politicians?
Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs
Using a simultaneous probit model, the present study examines differences in potential viewership of federal legislative television across the 50 states. A unique 1986 survey of C-SPAN2 subscribership provided by Crain and Goff (1988) is employed. With data from the 99th Congress, the estimates suggest that senators with great potential constituent audiences will exhibit an increased likelihood of employing parliamentary devices (such as the filibuster) that offer an opportunity for political posturing or grandstanding in a persuasive advertising manner.
Rationality and Society
Mixon, F. G.
(2002). Does Legislative Television Alter the Relationship Between Voters and Politicians?. Rationality and Society, 14(1), 109-128.
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