Congressional Travels: Places, Connections, and by Jr., Richard F. Fenno

By Jr., Richard F. Fenno

Written in preeminent legislative experiences student Richard Fenno’s "homespun" story-telling type, Congressional Travels argues that authenticity -- realizing what a consultant is like in his/her district and looking out past mere roll-call balloting -- contributes considerably to knowing the entire physique of labor performed via our individuals of Congress. It additional posits that the way to achieve a feeling of authenticity is to do what Fenno is most famed for, i.e., making a number of journeys and spending loads of time watching representatives at domestic of their districts, with their components. The e-book is attractive, quietly provocative, and certain, providing a substitute for what a few ponder the more and more really good and technical nature of political science.

This 10th anniversary version contains an illuminating new Foreword by renowned congressional scholar Morris P. Fiorina, including to the appreciation of Richard Fenno and this paintings over the years.

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