Table of contents for Term limits and the dismantling of state legislative professionalism / Thad Kousser.

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Part I. The Many Designs of American State Legislature: 1. Introduction
2. Narratives of change in six states
Part II. How Design Affects a Legislature's Form: 3. The stability of leadership: how long do 'First Among Equals' last?
4. The role of committees: independent actors or agents?
5. Patterns in legislative achievement
Part III. How Design Affects a Legislature's Function: 6. Bargaining between the legislative and executive branches
7. The production of policy innovation
8. Conclusions
9. Epilogue: adaptations to term limits.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Term limits (Public office) United States States, Legislators Term of office United States States, Legislation United States States, Legislative bodies United States States