Define these four types of constituency

Explain and develop the three (3) basic activities that he lists. Is he right, or too cynical?

Journal is to be at least three (3) double- spaced, typed pages—but should not exceed six (6) typed pages—and will reflect on and summarize the unit’s readings. Questions are below. Journal is very similar to papers and therefore are expected to be well-written and clearly-organized. Journals should be free of typos and other compositional errors

A few hints about references. When you refer to your readings—which I expect from ALL journal submissions—you do not need to provide a formal bibliography. I know what your sources are. HOWEVER, I do expect references in the text (often called “in-text” or parenthetical style). So, when you refer to our textbooks, for instance, use the following format: (Davidson, 32) or (Smith, 104).

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1. David Mayhew (chapter 10 in the Reader) famously argued that members of Congress “constantly engage in activities related to reelection.” Explain and develop the three (3) basic activities that he lists. Is he right, or too cynical? Can you see examples of these behaviors in contemporary politics?

2. In 2010, the Supreme Court decided the case of Citizens United v. FEC (2010). Briefly explain the Court’s decision and then examine and discuss the competing perspectives laid out in the articles by Wilson and Abrams (under “Readings” on Blackboard). With whom do you agree?

3. Richard Fenno is well-known for his concepts of “home” style and “hill” style. Less well-known is his understanding of constituencies. In chapter 6 (of the Reader) he discusses the four (4) facets of constituencies. Define these four types of constituency. What do you think of his distinctions? Do they still help to explain how members of Congress see their districts today?

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