Legislative Success in the Arkansas General Assembly: A Causal Perspective
This study employs recursive path analysis techniques to develop a causal model of legislative success in the "one party-no party" state legislature of Arkansas. Utilizing a unique five-step process to measure bill-passage through the Arkansas House, four direct paths to legislative success were identified: educational level, age, race, and seniority. The final model suggests a legislative body in transition from amateur status and exclusivity to one more autonomous and competitive.
Ellickson, Mark C., and Donald E. Whistler. "Legislative Success in the Arkansas General Assembly: A Causal Perspective." American Review of Politics 12 (1991): 62-76.
American Review of Politics