Date of Award

5-1-2012

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Political Science

First Advisor

Burnside, Randy

Abstract

With a dearth of research involving district office relationships, this analysis seeks to explore both what district office relationships look like and why they develop. Data from personal interviews with district office personnel in Illinois suggest three categories that describe these office interactions: closely connected, remotely connected, and organically connected. The findings from this project lay the foundation for understanding the importance of district office relationships as they pertain to representative democracy in the United States.

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