By Jocelyn Evans,Jessica M. Hayden

Communication defines political illustration. on the center of the representational courting lies the interplay among relevant and agent; the standard of this courting is based upon the accessibility of potent channels of conversation among the constituent and consultant. over the last decade, congressional web pages became the first method components speak with their contributors and a famous position for individuals to speak with materials. but, as we circulate towards the 3rd decade of the twenty first century, little paintings has systematically analyzed this discussion board as a special representational space.

In this booklet, Jocelyn Evans and Jessica Hayden provide a clean, well timed, and mixed-methods procedure for knowing how the emergence of digital places of work has replaced the representational courting among materials and contributors of Congress. using powerful theoretical foundations, a wide old point of view, elite interviews, and wealthy unique datasets, Evans and Hayden current facts that digital workplaces function as a unique representational area, they usually exhibit that their use has ended in unparalleled and ill-understood adjustments in representational behavior.

Congressional communique within the electronic Age contributes to the scholarship on illustration concept and its software to the modern Congress. it truly is necessary studying for college kids and researchers drawn to American politics, political verbal exchange, and legislative politics.

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