(1) Compare and contrast the theories of congressional behavior espoused by Mayhew in Congress: The Electoral Connection, and by Cox and McCubbins in Legislative leviathan: Party Government in the House.
(2) Evaluate the empirical findings if provided. if no empirical evidence is provided, does the lack of empirical evidence detract from that theory?
(3) Is either argument time-bound, such that it applies better to certain periods of time than others, or do both of these theories apply across all time periods?
(4) Which theory do you find most credible and accurate? why? Make sure that you critically evaluate the relevant literature in your answer.