I thank staff members of the Albany Times-Union and the Center for Governmental Research in Rochester, NY, particularly Kent Gardner and Erika Rosenberg, for compiling and sharing data, for their technical assistance with the New York legislative pork earmark records, and for helpful background information. I thank New York Assembly Member James N. Tedisco and legislative staffer Phil Oliva for their help in compiling and providing Member Item spending records. I thank the numerous New York legislative staff members who generously agreed to be interviewed and provided invaluable information and anecdotes about Member Items. I thank Karen Long Jusko, René Lindstädt, Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, Beatriz Magaloni, David Laitin, Josh Clinton, Claire Adida, Jesse Driscoll, Neil Malhotra, Connor Raso, Jonathan Rodden, and the three AJPS reviewers for helpful comments on earlier drafts. Versions of this article were presented at the 2008 Midwest and American Political Science Association meetings and at the 2009 Conference on Bicameralism at Vanderbilt University.
The Effect of Electoral Geography on Pork Barreling in Bicameral Legislatures
Article first published online: 9 APR 2010
©2010, Midwest Political Science Association
American Journal of Political Science
Volume 54, Issue 2, pages 301–322, April 2010
How to Cite
Chen, J. (2010), The Effect of Electoral Geography on Pork Barreling in Bicameral Legislatures. American Journal of Political Science, 54: 301–322. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-5907.2010.00432.x
- Issue published online: 9 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 9 APR 2010
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