The Test of Time

The Test of Time : Coping with Legislative Term Limits

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This volume brings together 15 empirical studies, contributed by political scientists and state policymakers. This is a useful resource for academics teaching courses in atate government and practitioners either experiencing term limits or preparing for term limits to take more

Product details

  • Hardback | 298 pages
  • 154.4 x 242.3 x 27.4mm | 539.78g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Annotated edition
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739104446
  • 9780739104446

Table of contents

Introduction - clues from term limits at two, Rick Farmer, John David Rausch, Jr. and John C. Green; experiencing term limits; California - the new amateur politics, Richard A. Clucas; Michigan - the end is near, James M. Penning; Maine - the cutting edge of term limits, Matthew C. Moen and Kenneth T. Palmer; Colorado - lots of commotion, limited consequences, John A. Straayer; comparing term limits in cities and states, Norman R. Luttbeg; comparing legislative performances across states; term limits and legislator performance, Thad Kousser; views from the bridge - legislative leaders' perceptions of institutional power in the stormy wake of term limits, George Peery and Thomas H. Little; the impact of term limits on legislative leadership, Jennie drage Bowser, Rich Jones, Karl T. Kurtz, Nancy Rhyme and Brian Weberg; the unintended effects of term limits on the career paths of state legislators, Richard J. Powell; the effects of political linkages across states; the real costs of term limits - comparitive study of competition and electoral costs, Dalene Allebaugh and Neil Pinney; term limits implementation in the news - superficial or biased?, Rick farmer and Nathan Bigelow; limited citizenship? Knowing and contacting state legislators after term limits, Richard G. Niemi and Lynda W. Powell; lobying under limits - interest group perspectives on the effects of term limits in state legislatures, Gary Moncrief and Joel Thompson; understanding the term limits movement, John David Rausch more

Review quote

The enactment of legislative term limits gave political scientists an extraordinary opportunity to study the impact of a fundamental change. The Test of Time provides an important benchmark and assessment of this change. The book is rich in case studies, comparisons across states, and evaluations of broader implications; and it provides a wonderful annotated bibliography. The book is an important contribution.--David B. Magleby, Brigham Young Universityshow more

About Rick Farmer

Rick Farmer is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Akron and a Fellow in the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics. John David Rausch, Jr. is Assistant Professor of Political Science at West Texas A&M University. John C. Green is Director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and Professor of Political Science at the University of more