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dc.contributor.advisorSchraufnagel , Scoten_US
dc.contributor.authorCasas, Nicholas, 1995--en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T19:31:27Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T19:31:27Z
dc.date.issued2017-04-25
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/17475
dc.description.abstractThis research explores what background characteristics are more closely associated with uncivil acts by members of Congress, while serving in Congress. Put differently, the research seeks to identify biographical attributes that predict uncivil member behavior. The time period of the study is the 45th (1877-78) through the 113th Congress (2013-14). Each implicated members is compared, randomly, with another member from their political party, their chamber, and their Congress, holding constant these factors as possible explanations for uncivil acts. Independent variables tested include: legal education and experience, judicial experience, state legislature experience, ideological alignment, congressional leadership, being the chair of a standing committee, and gender. The analysis suggests both leadership roles, state legislative experience, and gender associate with civility in the hypothesized manner. However, our test of legal background confirms the null hypothesis; there is no difference between those implicated and their matched pair.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subjectIncivilityen_US
dc.subjectCongressen_US
dc.subjectCivilityen_US
dc.subjectBehavioralen_US
dc.titleIdentifying Predictors of Congressional Incivility: An Individual-level Analysisen_US
dc.type.genreConference Posteren_US
dc.typeOtheren_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Political Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreeB.S. (Bachelor of Science)en_US
dc.contributor.programResearch Rookiesen_US


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