Diversity in Party Leadership in State Legislatures
作者: Eric R. HansenChristopher J. Clark
作者单位: 1Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
2The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
刊名: State Politics & Policy Quarterly, 2020, Vol.20 (1), pp.81-107
来源数据库: Sage Publications, Inc.
DOI: 10.1177/1532440019885378
关键词: Legislative politicsLeadershipRepresentationDiversityParties in legislaturesParties and interest groups
原始语种摘要: Members of historically underrepresented groups—women, African Americans, Latinos, and workers—are serving in American legislatures in increasing numbers. However, legislators wield substantially greater power in the lawmaking process when they hold leadership positions. Incorporation of these groups into leadership positions could indicate fuller political representation, but scholars to date have not assessed how well these groups are represented in leadership. We analyze original data describing the backgrounds of approximately 2,200 leaders in 30 states between 2003 and 2014. The data show that, on average across states, members of these groups are as well represented in state legislative leadership positions as they are in rank-and-file membership, but there is substantial variation...
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  • leadership 指挥
  • membership 会员资格
  • institutional 惯例的
  • political 政治
  • fuller 捻缝工
  • selection 选择
  • number 号码
  • across 横过
  • American 美国的
  • interest 兴趣