By Brian Frederick
The U.S. residence of Representatives has been frozen at 435 individuals for nearly a century, and in that point the nation’s inhabitants has grown by means of greater than two hundred percentage. With the variety of electorate represented by means of every one residence member now dramatically higher, is an enormous outcome of this historic disparity a reduced caliber of illustration?
Brian Frederick makes use of empirical information to scrutinize no matter if illustration has been undermined via holding a ceiling at the variety of seats to be had in the home. He examines the impact of constituency measurement on a number of metrics of representation—including estimating the results on electoral festival, coverage responsiveness, and citizen touch with and approval in their representatives—and argues that now could be the time for the home to be elevated with a view to greater characterize a swiftly growing to be country.
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Congressional Representation & Constituents: The Case for Increasing the U.S. House of Representatives (Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation) by Brian Frederick