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Mapping Dimensions of Conflict at the Federal Convention of 1787

Pope, Jeremy C.; Treier, Shawn


Previous work on the Federal Convention of 1787 hypothesized multiple dimensions of conflict. We evaluate the dimensionality of conflict using a new method for estimating state delegation positions and proposals that incorporates the many divided votes at the convention. The results suggest that three dimensions are adequate for most analyses and the first dimensiona-proportional representation in the legislaturea-the most important. Finally, we examine how the agenda unfolds by mapping changes...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Legislative Studies Quarterly
DOI: 10.1111/j.1939-9162.2012.00041.x


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