Legislative Cohesion, The Georgia, Legislative Black Caucus, And The Second Constituency: A Case Study, 2019

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
Legislative Cohesion, The Georgia, Legislative Black Caucus, And The Second Constituency: A Case Study, 2019
Creator:
Rice-Bey, Bobby
Contributor to Resource:
Platt, Teri F.
Date of Original:
2019-12
Subject:
Degrees, Academic
Dissertations, Academic
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
dissertations
theses
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Degree Type: thesis
Degree Name: Master of Arts (MA)
Date of Degree: 2019
Granting Institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department/ School: Department of Political Science
This study explored factors that impact roll-call vote cohesion within the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (GLBC) of the House of Representatives in the Georgia State Legislature. The study evaluated the premise that members of the GLBC should vote for issues supported by the caucus (their second constituency), even when those issues conflict with the policy preferences of their district (their primary constituency). A case study analysis approach was used to analyze data gathered from one roll call vote, evaluate the general policy aims of the GLBC, and assess interview data. Findings suggest that the GLBC votes in a less cohesive manner on selected topics than does the House as a whole. The conclusions suggest that roll-call vote cohesion is not the most effective measure of group or policy cohesion in the GLBC.
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:2019_rice_bey_bobby
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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