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Herrick, Rebekah 1960-

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Works: 17 works in 48 publications in 1 language and 2,253 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Rebekah Herrick
Representation and institutional design by Rebekah Herrick( )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enduring question for most nations has been how to best represent their citizens and their needs. This is a complex issue as there is no universally accepted definition of good representation. Representation and Institutional Design addresses the issues of institutions and representation by examining how variation in institutional design can affect many aspects of how legislators represent their constituents. It does so by examining the relationships between legislative design (electoral laws, term limits, professionalism, and district size and magnitude) and many aspects of representation (symbolic, service, and policy representation, as well as legislators' incentives to represent). A key finding is that each aspect of professionalism has a unique set of effects on representation. Legislators with staff have closer relationship with their constituents than others. Legislators with other legislative resources engage in more symbolic and service representation but not policy representation. And legislators in institutions with greater capacity were similar to others in their representative style. Findings also indicate that term limits weaken relationships between legislators and constituents and electoral laws, and district size and magnitude have some but limited effects. This is an important study not only because of the importance of representation but also because of the dearth of research on how institutional design affects representation in state legislatures
Fashioning the more ethical representative : the impact of ethics reforms in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rebekah Herrick( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representing America : the citizen and the professional legislator in the House of Representatives by Rebekah Herrick( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Representing America looks at the critical question of how to ensure that legislator represent their constituents' interests. Using qualitative and quantitative analysis, Rebekah Herrick and Samuel H. Fisher III investigate whether professional politicians, who have prior political experience and seek to hold office as long as possible, or citizen politicians, who come from the private sector and have no prior political experience, make better representatives. They focus on key differences in representation between citizen and professional legislators elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from 1992 to 1998. Representing America is a valuable study for scholars and students with an interest in representative institutions and behaviors."--Jacket
Minorities and representation in American politics by Rebekah Herrick( )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For use on minority politics courses, this book reflects a wider array of minority groups than most texts, and the diversity within each group. Using a framework based on four types of representation-descriptive, formalistic, symbolic, and substantive- Rebekah Herrick delves into the very definition of a minority group in politics: one that is under-represented. -- Amazon.com
Descriptive elections : empowering the American electorate by Jeanette Morehouse Mendez( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elections are in trouble with general low levels of interest and turnout; Jeanette Morehouse Mendez and Rebekah Herrick suggest that if candidates looked more like America does, these problems would decrease. They call these elections where candidates differ in key social demographic traits descriptive elections. They predict that races that have candidates of different race and/or gender will see higher voter turnout out, because voters will be more interested in these races and will have less alienation and indifference. In addition, they predict that voters' stereotypes/gender preferences, as well as elite behavior, can contribute to greater voter engagement. They also predict that campaigns in these elections will discuss a wider variety of issues, and the media will do likewise. They test their expectations by examining the gender mix of candidates in gubernatorial, congressional, and state legislative races. The results suggest that voters in mixed-gender and women-only elections have less alienation, less indifference, and greater interest. They also are more likely to vote. The results offer more modest evidence that campaigns and media coverage differ in these races. Thus the authors conclude that voters' gender stereotypes and preferences have a larger effect on voters' engagements in descriptive elections."--
Survey of State Legislators Relationship with their Districts, 2008( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Survey of State Legislators Relationship with their Districts, 2008 collection represents data from state legislators within states that passed an initiative or referendum on same-sex marriage and who responded to a fall 2008 mail survey. The legislators were surveyed about information they use to make decisions (including measures of trustee and delegate styles), how much time they and their staff spend on different tasks, how they try to stay in contact with their constituents (communication methods and social media use), as well as their perceptions of their constituents issue positions. Data were also collected about the district population demographics and ideologies. Additional information was collected about the legislators' previous positions, previous election, and their ambitions regarding whether they aspired to hold a similar office or otherwise. Demographic information included in this collection are sex, year born, and political ideology
Job Satisfaction in the House of Representatives, 1999( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Job Satisfaction in the House of Representatives, 1999, reflects data collected from a mail survey of former members of the House of Representatives conducted in the Summer of 1999. The survey was funded by a grant from the Dirksen Congressional Center and the Caterpiller Foundation. The collection includes data about former members who left congress between 1970 and 1999; of the 401 former members who were sent surveys 228 responded for a response rate of about 57%. The respondents were surveyed about reasons why they left congress, their relationships with their colleagues, satisfaction with position, and aspects of their family. Demographic variables included in this dataset are marital status and political party affiliation
Minorities and representation in American politics by Rebekah Herrick( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minorities and Representation in American Politics is the first book of its kind to examine underrepresented minorities with a framework based on four types of representation?descriptive, formalistic, symbolic, and substantive. Through this lens, author Rebekah Herrick looks at race, ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities not in isolation but synthesized within every chapter. This enables readers to better recognize both the similarities and differences of groups? underrepresentation. Herrick also applies her unique and constructive approach to intergroup cooperation and intersectionality, highlighting the impact that groups can have on one another
Is there a gender gap in the value of campaign resources? by Rebekah Herrick( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tactics, influence and foreign policy : a survey of public interest groups by Rebekah Herrick( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gender gap in early congressional retirement by Rebekah Herrick( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Job Satisfaction in the House of Representatives, 1999 by Rebekah Herrick( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

<p> Job Satisfaction in the House of Representatives, 1999, reflects data collected from a mail survey of former members of the House of Representatives conducted in the Summer of 1999. The survey was funded by a grant from the Dirksen Congressional Center and the Caterpiller Foundation. </p> <p> The collection includes data about former members who left congress between 1970 and 1999; of the 401 former members who were sent surveys 228 responded for a response rate of about 57%. The respondents were surveyed about reasons why they left congress, their relationships with their colleagues, satisfaction with position, and aspects of their family. Demographic variables included in this dataset are marital status and political party affiliation. </p>
Job Satisfaction in the House of Representatives, 1999( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Survey of State Legislators Relationship with their Districts, 2008( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Unconventional participation and personality : an exploration of the effects of extraversion on modes of political participation by Rebekah Herrick( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Perceptions of women politicians in Kazakhstan by Rebekah Herrick( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Survey of State Legislators Relationship with their Districts, 2008 by Rebekah Herrick( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

<p>The Survey of State Legislators Relationship with their Districts, 2008 collection represents data from state legislators within states that passed an initiative or referendum on same-sex marriage and who responded to a fall 2008 mail survey.</p> <p> The legislators were surveyed about information they use to make decisions (including measures of trustee and delegate styles), how much time they and their staff spend on different tasks, how they try to stay in contact with their constituents (communication methods and social media use), as well as their perceptions of their constituents issue positions. Data were also collected about the district population demographics and ideologies. Additional information was collected about the legislators' previous positions, previous election, and their ambitions regarding whether they aspired to hold a similar office or otherwise.</p> <p> Demographic information included in this collection are sex, year born, and political ideology.</p>
 
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Fashioning the more ethical representative : the impact of ethics reforms in the U.S. House of Representatives
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Representing America : the citizen and the professional legislator in the House of RepresentativesMinorities and representation in American politicsDescriptive elections : empowering the American electorate
Alternative Names
Herrick, R. 1960-

Herrick, Rebekah 1960-

Herrick, Rebekah L.

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English (46)