Characteristics of Political Ambition of Iowa State Representatives

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Show simple item record Brewer, Norman 2009-04-23T13:54:55Z 2009-04-23T13:54:55Z 1976-01
dc.identifier.other 1976 .B757
dc.description 79 leaves. Advisor: William Angrick en_US
dc.description.abstract My thesis is that the politically ambitious state representative is well-educated, urban and young. An attempt was also made to define other characteristics of ambition. The 100 state representatives were interviewed. Information on their backgrounds and how they operate as legislators were crosstabulated with answers on whether they are interested in seeking statewide or congressional office. Much of the statistical analysis was done by computer. The findings supported the thesis. In addition, the findings indicate that single persons and liberals are likely to be more ambitious than married persons and conservatives; that by occupational group farmers appear to be the least ambitious; that ambitious state representatives are more likely than non-ambitious representatives to vote for the statewide interest over the interest of their own legislative districts; that ambitious representatives are more likely to hold a legislative leadership position than are non-ambitious representatives; and other results of a less conclusive nature. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Drake University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Drake University, School of Graduate Studies;1976
dc.subject Ambition--Politics and government--Iowa en_US
dc.subject Legislators--Iowa en_US
dc.title Characteristics of Political Ambition of Iowa State Representatives en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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