Naturally Occurring Quasi-Experiment in the States: Research on Term Limits in Michigan
Term limits provide a rare opportunity to employ pre- and post-intervention research designs to investigate the effects of turnover in legislatures. This article describes a study of term limits in Michigan that takes advantage of this opportunity. With eight states implementing term limits in 2002 or soon thereafter, there are opportunities for other scholars to replicate all or parts of the study described here. The payoffs for such projects in terms of generating systematic answers to the impacts of legislative turnover and term limits are considerable.
This article originally appeared in "State Politics & Policy Quarterly." Volume 1, issue 4, 2001. The article can be found at the Sage Journal's website using: 10.1177/153244000100100406.
Orr, Shannon; Rader, Eric; Faletta, Jean-Philippe; Sarbaugh-Thompson, Marjorie; Elder, Charles; Thompson, Lyke; Strate, John; and Elling, Richard, "Naturally Occurring Quasi-Experiment in the States: Research on Term Limits in Michigan" (2001). Political Science Faculty Publications. 59.
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