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McCubbins, Mathew D. (Mathew Daniel) 1956-

Works: 50 works in 218 publications in 4 languages and 8,878 library holdings
Genres: History  Rules  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: JK1429, 328.730769
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Most widely held works by Mathew D McCubbins
Legislative leviathan : party government in the House by Gary W Cox( )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 3,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second edition of Legislative Leviathan provides an incisive new look at the inner workings of the House of Representatives in the post-World War II era. Re-evaluating the role of parties and committees, the authors view parties in the House - especially majority parties - as a species of 'legislative cartel'. These cartels seize the power, theoretically resident in the House, to make rules governing the structure and process of legislation. Most of the cartel's efforts are focused on securing control of the legislative agenda for its members
Setting the agenda : responsible party government in the U.S. House of Representatives by Gary W Cox( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars of the U.S. House disagree over the importance of political parties in organizing the legislative process. On the one hand, non-partisan theories stress how congressional organization serves members' non-partisan goals. On the other hand, partisan theories argue that the House is organized to serve the collective interests of the majority party. This book advances our partisan theory and presents a series of empirical tests of that theory's predictions (pitted against others). It considers why procedural cartels form, arguing that agenda power is naturally subject to cartelization in busy legislatures. It argues that the majority party has cartelized agenda power in the U.S. House since the adoption of Reed's rules in 1890. The evidence demonstrates that the majority party seizes agenda control at nearly every stage of the legislative process in order to prevent bills that the party dislikes from reaching the floor
The origins of liberty : political and economic liberalization in the modern world by Paul W Drake( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why would sovereigns ever grant political or economic liberty to their subjects? Under what conditions would rational rulers who possess ultimate authority and who seek to maximize power and wealth ever give up any of that authority? This book draws on a wide array of empirical and theoretical approaches to answer these questions, investigating both why sovereign powers might liberalize and when
The democratic dilemma : can citizens learn what they need to know? by Arthur Lupia( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Democratic Dilemma, Professors Arthur Lupia and Mathew McCubbins explain how citizens make decisions about complex issues. Combining insights from economics, political science, and the cognitive sciences, they develop theories and experiments about learning and choice. They use these tools to identify the requirements for reasoned choice - the choice that a citizen would make if he or she possessed a certain (perhaps greater) level of knowledge. The results clarify debates about voter, juror, and legislator competence and also reveal how the design of political institutions affects citizens' abilities to govern themselves effectively
Party, process, and political change in Congress : new perspectives on the history of Congress( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work addresses the development of congressional practices and institutions and ties the changes to key political and economic events. In connecting political and economic events with changes in Congress, the authors examine the political economy of the history of Congress. They draw upon history to offer insights about contemporary issues such as party polarization, filibuster reform, direct election of politicians, intercameral bargaining, and the role of committees in the political process. Through this approach the authors help us to understand how politics and economics interact to affect Congress
Congress : structure and policy( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the watchful eye : managing presidential campaigns in the television era( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of reason : cognition, choice, and the bounds of rationality( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many social scientists want to explain why people do what they do. A barrier to constructing such explanations used to be a lack of information on the relationship between cognition and choice. Now, recent advances in cognitive science, economics, political science, and psychology have clarified this relationship. In Elements of Reason, eighteen scholars from across the social sciences use these advances to uncover the cognitive foundations of social decision making. They answer tough questions about how people see and process information and provide new explanations of how basic human needs, the environment, and past experiences combine to affect human choices. Elements of Reason is written for a broad audience and should be read by anyone for whom 'Why do people do what they do?' is an important question. It is the rare book that transforms abstract debates about rationality and reason into empirically relevant explanations of how people choose
The logic of delegation : congressional parties and the appropriations process by D. Roderick Kiewiet( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do majority congressional parties seem unable to act as an effective policy-making force? They routinely delegate their power to others--internally to standing committees and subcommittees within each chamber, externally to the president and to the bureaucracy. Conventional wisdom in political science insists that such delegation leads inevitably to abdication--usually by degrees, sometimes precipitously, but always completely. In The Logic of Delegation, however, D. Roderick Kiewiet and Mathew D. McCubbins persuasively argue that political scientists have paid far too much attention to what congressional parties can't do. The authors draw on economic and management theory to demonstrate that the effectiveness of delegation is determined not by how much authority is delegated but rather by how well it is delegated. In the context of the appropriations process, the authors show how congressional parties employ committees, subcommittees, and executive agencies to accomplish policy goals. This innovative study will force a complete rethinking of classic issues in American politics: the "autonomy" of congressional committees; the reality of runaway federal bureaucracy; and the supposed dominance of the presidency in legislative-executive relations
Presidents, parliaments, and policy( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advocates of parliamentary rule have been highly critical of presidentialism for dividing powers and providing the opportunity for gridlock between branches. Fixed executive terms can saddle publics with ineffectual leaders who are not easily removed. Yet the great theorists of presidential rule, beginning with the Federalists, saw very different qualities in the same institutions: a desirable combination of strong leadership with checks on executive discretion. These diverse assessments arise because we have surprisingly little comparative work on how presidential democracies function. The introductory essays in this volume lay the theoretical groundwork for such comparative analysis. Drawing on detailed cases of economic policymaking in Asia, Latin America, and Central Europe, this book shows the diversity of presidential systems and isolates the effects of presidentialism from other factors that influence public policy, such as party systems. In doing so, it casts doubt on the critics of presidential rule and underscores the continuing vitality of this particular form of democratic rule
Structure and policy in Japan and the United States by Peter F Cowhey( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Abkhaz and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do political institutions significantly influence policy outcomes? If so, how and why do they make a difference? These essays explain why the differences between governments and national voting systems with a premier and those with a president shape the fundamentals of politics and policy choices in the United States and Japan. The authors explain outcomes ranging from national budgetary priorities through nuclear-power regulations and military-security commitments. They show that the political leadership in both countries is in control of policy, but that political institutions explain why the bureaucracies of the two countries receive different missions and operating procedures. This volume is a powerful contribution to the fields of comparative politics, comparative political economy, comparative foreign policy, and rational choice
Minshusei no direnma : Shimin wa shiru hitsuyō no aru koto o gakushūdekiruka( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Administrative procedures as instruments of political control by Mathew D McCubbins( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Party, process, and political change in Congress( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utility regulation, economic development, and political stability : the contrasting cases of Argentina and Chile by Mathew D McCubbins( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rational individual behavior and collective irrationality : the legislative choice of regulatory form by Mathew D McCubbins( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How state goernment [i.e. government] responds to voter initiatives and federal mandates by Elisabeth R Gerber( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political economy of law : decision-making by judicial, legislative, executive and administrative agencies( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structure and policy in presidential democracies( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutions of Exception: The Constitutional Foundations of the Interruption of Executive and Legislative Function by Jonathan N Katz( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zusammenfassung: Constitutions of exception are commonplace legal regimes that prescribe conditions and procedures under which the constitution itself can be legally suspended. Often the suspension of the constitution involves the interruption of scheduled elections for the national legislature and/or the chief executive. Military participation in civilian government and the derogation of civil liberties and rights are also typical. There is a debate in the literature about the value of exception clauses. We argue that they threaten democratic stability and consolidation. We do this by studying a large panel of countries and their constitutions over the twentieth century
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The democratic dilemma : can citizens learn what they need to know?
Setting the agenda : responsible party government in the U.S. House of RepresentativesThe origins of liberty : political and economic liberalization in the modern worldThe democratic dilemma : can citizens learn what they need to know?Party, process, and political change in Congress : new perspectives on the history of CongressCongress : structure and policyElements of reason : cognition, choice, and the bounds of rationalityThe logic of delegation : congressional parties and the appropriations processPresidents, parliaments, and policy
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