Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2006

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Political Science

First Advisor

Matthew Potoski

Abstract

Representation is key to the field of Political Science. Behavior of representatives and conditional factors affect representation. Previous research is lacking in information about representation on a small scale. This paper hypothesizes that representation at the local rural level is also affected by behavior and conditional factors. This paper uses Iowa rural community and city council data to explore the relationship between behavioral and environmental factors and citizen satisfaction ratings. Correlation and regression analysis was run on data from the RDI project and CCS project. The results show relationships between economic factors and population and the dependent variables, citizen satisfaction with police services, and citizen satisfaction with overall government services. Relationships between representation and behavior or conditional factors exist, even at a rural level, and are worth adding to the field of Political Science.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-9850

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1439853

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

67 pages

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