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Indecision in American legislatures

Author: Jeffrey J Harden; Justin H Kirkland
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Legislative politics & policy making.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why do politicians change positions on legislation, and what are the consequences for democratic politics? A fundamental element of democracy that is embodied in the legislative process is the importance of deliberation over alternatives. Lawmaking provides many opportunities for pro- posed policies to be altered, amended, tabled, or even stopped completely. A natural corollary of this perspective is that the ideal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Harden, Jeffrey J., author.
Indecision in American legislatures
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018018505
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey J Harden; Justin H Kirkland
ISBN: 9780472124268 0472124269
OCLC Number: 1046189566
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 196 pages).
Contents: Open-minded or indecisive? --
A theory of legislative indecision --
Competing principals and waffling in state legislatures --
State-level patterns in waffling --
Predicting waffling in state legislatures and the US Congress --
A placebo test : vote switching in California --
Indecision and representation in American politics.
Series Title: Legislative politics & policy making.
Responsibility: Jeffrey J. Harden and Justin H. Kirkland.

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Presents an examination of legislative indecision in American politics. Jeffrey J. Harden and Justin H. Kirkland develop a theoretical framework to explain indecision itself, as well as the public's  Read more...

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