Title

Legislative Success in the Arkansas General Assembly: A Causal Perspective

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Political Science

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.15763/issn.2374-7781.1991.12.0.62-76

Publication Date

1991

Journal Title

American Review of Politics

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