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dc.contributor.authorMcCutcheon, Priscilla
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T01:10:53Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T01:10:53Z
dc.date.issued2006-08
dc.identifier.othermccutcheon_priscilla_200608_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/mccutcheon_priscilla_200608_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/23460
dc.description.abstractCongressional caucuses are informal groups in Congress that are used by members to gather information and to make informed policy decisions. National constituency caucuses are formed to represent groups nationwide. The CBC and the CHC are two examples of these groups. The purpose of this paper is twofold: (1) to determine the cohesiveness of these two ndthgroups from the 102 Congress through 108 Congress and (2) to determine what individual and constituency level factors influence cohesiveness. Calculations from the Rice Index show that the CBC exhibits higher levels of cohesion than the CHC in all but one Congress. Within the four categories designated, some prove to be more cohesive than others based on the Congress. When using DW-NOMINATE Scores and LCCR Scores separately as dependant variables, party, percent black, percent Hispanic, party of the president, and terms in office are significant for the CBC while only party and terms in office achieves significance for the CHC.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectCaucus
dc.subjectCBC
dc.subjectCHC
dc.subjectCohesiveness
dc.subjectRice Index
dc.subjectDW-NOMINATE
dc.subjectLCCR
dc.titleCohesiveness
dc.title.alternativea study of the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentPolitical Science
dc.description.majorPolitical Science
dc.description.advisorArnold Fleischmann
dc.description.committeeArnold Fleischmann
dc.description.committeeJamie Carson
dc.description.committeeDamon Cann


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