Legislative term limits : public choice perspectives / edited by Bernard Grofman

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Subjects: Social choice--United States
United States. Congress--Term of office
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, c1996
Series: Studies in public choice
LC Classification: J, JK
Physical Description: xxiv, 385 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of Figures
List of Tables
Contributing Authors
Introduction to the Term Limits Debate: Hypotheses in Search of Data / Bernard Grofman 1
I. Predicting the Impact of Term Limits on Legislator Behavior and Electoral Responsiveness 19
1. The Varying Impact of Legislative Term Limits / Bruce E. Cain 21
2. How Will Term Limits Affect Legislative Work? / Amihai Glazer, Martin P. Wattenberg 37
3. Term Limits and Representation / Linda R. Cohen, Matthew L. Spitzer 47
4. The Impact of Term Limits on the California Legislature: An Interest Group Perspective / Elizabeth A. Capell 67
5. Term Limits, Responsiveness and the Failures of Increased Competition / Elizabeth R. Gerber, Arthur Lupia 87
6. Impact of Congressional Tenure Restriction on Spending / W. Robert Reed, D. Eric Schansberg 101
II. Predicting the Impact of Term Limits on Legislative Turnover and Party Balance 117
7. For Whom the Bell Tolls: Term Limits and State Legislatures / Gary F. Moncrief, Joel A. Thompson, Michael Haddon, Robert Hoyer 119
8. An Analysis of the Impact of Congressional Term Limits on Turnover and Party Balance / W. Robert Reed, D. Eric Schansberg 129
9. Term Limitation in a Dynamic Model of Partisan Balance / John B. Gilmour, Paul Rothstein 145
10. The Effect of Term Limits when Competition if Endogenized: A Preliminary Model / Bernard Grofman, Neil Sutherland 175
III. Voter Attitudes and the Contemporary Movement for Legislative Term Limits 183
11. An Analysis of Term LImitation Elections / Keith Boeckelman, Gina Corell 185
12. Term Limits in Oklahoma, California and Colorado in 1990 / John David Rausch, Jr., Gary W. Copeland 199
13. Reconciling Voters' Behavior with Legislative Term Limits / Andrew R. Dick, John R. Lott, Jr. 215
14. Term Limits as Political Redistribution / Daniel Friedman, Donald Wittman 229
15. Term Limits and Political Conflict / Alexander Tabarrok 237
IV. Term Limits in Historical and Comparative Perspective 245
16. A History of Rotation in Office / Mark P. Petracca 247
17. Gubernatorial Term Limits and Term Lengths in Historical Perspective, 1790-1990: Geographic Diffusion, Non-Separability, and the Ratchet Effect / Bernard Grofman, Neil Sutherland 279
18. The Experience with Municipal Term Limits in Orange County, California / Mark P. Petracca, Kareen Moore O'Brien 289
19. Term Limits and Local Governments in California / Bruce E. Cain 309
20. Parties, Incentives, and Term Limits in Costa Rica / John Carey 321
Postscript: Alternatives to Term Limits / Carole Jean Uhlaner 347
References 351
Author Index 379
Additional Authors: Grofman, Bernard
Notes: LCCN: 95052837
ISBN: 0792397029 (acid-free paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-377) and incex
OCLC Number: 33983651
ISBN/ISSN: 0792397029