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The Resource Poor representation : Congress and the politics of poverty in the United States, Kristina C. Miler, University of Maryland

Poor representation : Congress and the politics of poverty in the United States, Kristina C. Miler, University of Maryland

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Poor representation : Congress and the politics of poverty in the United States
Title
Poor representation
Title remainder
Congress and the politics of poverty in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Kristina C. Miler, University of Maryland
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Tens of millions of Americans live in poverty, but this book reveals that they receive very little representation in Congress. While a burgeoning literature examines the links between political and economic inequality, this book is the first to comprehensively examine the poor as a distinct constituency. Drawing on three decades of data on political speeches, party platforms, and congressional behavior, Miler first shows that, contrary to what many believe, the poor are highly visible to legislators. Yet, the poor are grossly underrepresented when it comes to legislative activity, both by Congress as a whole and by individual legislators, even those who represent high-poverty districts. To take up their issues in Congress, the poor must rely on a few surrogate champions who have little district connection to poverty but view themselves as broader advocates and often see poverty from a racial or gender-based perspective
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1974-
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Miler, Kristina C.
Dewey number
362.5/05610973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Poor
  • Poor
  • United States
  • Representative government and representation
  • United States
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Poor representation : Congress and the politics of poverty in the United States, Kristina C. Miler, University of Maryland
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 24 Sep 2018)
Contents
What about the poor? -- The political visibility of the poor -- Congressional inaction for the poor -- Congressional unresponsiveness to the poor -- Legislators 2019; unresponsiveness to the poor -- Surrogate champions for the poor -- Positioned for legislative success -- Achieving better representation
Control code
CR9781108562386
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 222 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108562386
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781108562386
Label
Poor representation : Congress and the politics of poverty in the United States, Kristina C. Miler, University of Maryland
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 24 Sep 2018)
Contents
What about the poor? -- The political visibility of the poor -- Congressional inaction for the poor -- Congressional unresponsiveness to the poor -- Legislators 2019; unresponsiveness to the poor -- Surrogate champions for the poor -- Positioned for legislative success -- Achieving better representation
Control code
CR9781108562386
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 222 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108562386
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781108562386

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