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Sarbaugh-Thompson, Marjorie 1949-

Works: 3 works in 15 publications in 1 language and 648 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: JK5878, 328.774073
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Most widely held works by Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson
The political and institutional effects of term limits by Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discontent with politics and politicians has led to calls for term limits in the belief that new faces would bring new perspectives and the influence of monied special interests would decrease. This volume examines the effects of term limits by combining statistical analysis of the effects of terms limits on electoral competition, campaign contributions, and the activities of the Michigan legislature with in-depth interviews with legislators. The book sheds important light on the political, institutional and individual effects of terms limits. The authors find many surprises that neither advocates nor opponents anticipated, included shifts in the balance of power, changes within and between political parties, and new career paths for politicians."--Jacket
Implementing term limits : the case of the Michigan Legislature by Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today, 70 percent of the American public supports reforms that would limit the number of terms a state legislator may serve, and the advocacy group U.S. Term Limits promotes this reform at all levels of government. But are advocates correct that term limits ensure citizens dedicated to the common good...rather than self-serving career government? Or does the enforced high rate of turnover undermine the legislature's ability to function? In Implementing Term Limits, Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson and Lyke Thompson bring thirteen years of intensive research and 460 interviews to assess changes since Michigan's implementation of term limits in 1993 and explore their implications. Paying special attention to term limits' institutional effects, they also consider legislative representation, political accountability, and the role of the bureaucracy and interest groups in state legislatures. Their thorough study suggests that legislators are less accessible to officials and that there is a larger gap between legislators and their voters. Moreover, legislators become much more politically ambitious after term limits and spend more time on political activities. The selection of top chamber leaders is complicated by newcomers' lack of knowledge about and experience working with the leaders they elect before being sworn in. As a result, term limits in Michigan fail to deliver on many of the "good government" promises that appeal to citizens. Implementing Term Limits makes a unique and valuable contribution to the debate over the best means by which to obtain truly democratic institutions"
Bargaining Over School Reform Who Represents the Community? by Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper explores the implications for democratic policy making and school governance of collective bargaining with teachers. Based on a case study of the 1992 Teachers Strike in Detroit, Michigan, the research examines the relationships among actors involved in the strike and in its settlement. Findings of this research suggest that the strike derailed a reform movement and led to election of a new school board that encouraged the superintendent to resign. Citizens gained some limited attention to their concerns through involvement of the clergy, civic leaders, and the county executive's office. The research suggests that multilateral collective bargaining offers more opportunities for citizen representation in school policy making than does the traditional bilateral bargaining model. (EH)
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The political and institutional effects of term limits
Alternative Names
Thompson, Marjorie Sarbaugh- 1949-

English (15)