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Foundations of a Theory of Constituency Influence

Fiorina, Morris P. (1974) Foundations of a Theory of Constituency Influence. In: Representatives, Roll Calls, and Constituencies. Lexington Books , Lexington, MA, pp. 29-42. ISBN 9780669902174. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20191018-125256805

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This chapter contains a presentation and discussion of the components of our theory. We will introduce and attempt to justify a number of concepts and assumptions which in combination make possible the analysis in later chapters. Like all theoretical worlds, the one we posit is more or less unrealistic, an idealization of the empirical reality we hope to explain. But if we abstract appropriately and capture the most important features of the empirical situation, then we may expect to find that the theoretical processes present in the model world bear some correspondence to the behavior we observe in the empirical world.


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