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Hidden power : the seniority system and other customs of Congress

Author: Maurice B Tobin; Joan Shaffer
Publisher: New York : Greenwood Press, 1986.
Series: Contributions in political science, no. 155.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tobin, Maurice B.
Hidden power.
New York : Greenwood Press, 1986
(OCoLC)558206688
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice B Tobin; Joan Shaffer
ISBN: 0313253420 9780313253423
OCLC Number: 13063056
Description: xiii, 134 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: A view over time : seniority, the unwritten law --
What is Congress and how can it work better? --
A look at the seniority system --
The tide of change : seniority in flux --
Committee assignments : a start up the ladder --
Leadership, loyalty, and seniority --Ways and means : an example of longevity and power --
The small empires : seniority and the growth of subcommittees --
A multiplicity of authorities : staff, support, and seniority --
Room for improvement : should seniority survive? --
Epilogue ; the future of seniority.
Series Title: Contributions in political science, no. 155.
Responsibility: Maurice B. Tobin ; edited by Joan Shaffer.

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?Tobin, a lawyer with staff experience on Capitol Hill, presents a commentary on the seniority system of Congress.... It is sensibly organized, briefly treating the history of the system, reform Read more...

 
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