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dc.contributor.authorMcCaskill, Duncan Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T20:25:58Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T20:25:58Z
dc.date.issued2003-05
dc.identifier.othermccaskill_duncan_p_200305_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/mccaskill_duncan_p_200305_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/20857
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the relationship between professionalism and careerism in U.S. state legislatures. It challenges the conventional wisdom that professionalism causes careerism in state legislatures, and uses Christopher Mooney’s 1995 ordinary least squares (OLS) regression model, with a new careerism variable, to assess this challenge. Results from this model fail to indicate that careerism has a causal effect on professionalism. Rather, the results show that there is a strong positive correlation between professionalism and careerism. These results also hint that the relationship between careerism and professionalism is more complex than previous research has concluded and that the relationship requires additional research, especially using methods such as two-stage least squares (2SLS).
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectLegislative Careerism
dc.subjectLegislative Professionalism
dc.subjectU.S. State
dc.subjectLegislatures
dc.titleProfessionalism and careerism in U.S. state legislatures
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentPolitical Science
dc.description.majorPolitical Science
dc.description.advisorScott Ainsworth
dc.description.committeeScott Ainsworth
dc.description.committeeCharles Bullock
dc.description.committeePaul Gurian


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