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Place Matters? Place And Legislative Behavior In Nebraska, Melissa Lee Trueblood Dec 2016

Place Matters? Place And Legislative Behavior In Nebraska, Melissa Lee Trueblood

Political Science Department -- Theses, Dissertations, and Student Scholarship

The dissertation is a three-part analysis of the impact of place and place attachment on legislative behavior in the 2011-2012 session of the Nebraska Unicameral. The first analysis explores whether place or type of legislative district has an effect on roll-call voting. In the second analysis, the dissertation analyzes the relationship between place attachment (defined as the emotional bond between a person and a place) and roll-call voting. Finally, in the third analysis, the dissertation investigates through content analysis how often senators refer to their place attachment, and then, it examines the link between geographic scale of place attachment and ...