Title

Does legislative television alter the relationship between voters and politicians?

Authors

FG Mixon

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2002

Department

Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

RATIONALITY AND SOCIETY

Volume

14

Issue

1

First Page

109

Last Page

128

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