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Legislative effectiveness in the United States Congress : the lawmakers

Author: Craig Volden; Alan E Wiseman
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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"This book explores why some members of Congress are more effective than others at navigating the legislative process and what this means for how Congress is organized and what policies it produces. Craig Volden and Alan E. Wiseman develop a new metric of individual legislator effectiveness (the Legislative Effectiveness Score) that will be of interest to scholars, voters, and politicians alike. They use these  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Volden; Alan E Wiseman
ISBN: 9780521761529 0521761522 9780521152266 0521152267
OCLC Number: 879642394
Awards: Winner of Gladys M. Kammerer Award, American Political Science Association 2015
Winner of Richard F. Fenno Prize, Legislative Studies Section, American Political Science Association 2015
Description: xiii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Measuring Legislative Effectiveness --
The Keys to Majority-Party Effectiveness in Congress --
A Tale of Three Minorities --
Gridlock and Effective Lawmaking, Issue by Issue --
The Habits of Highly Effective Lawmakers --
The Future of Legislative Effectiveness.
Responsibility: Craig Volden, Alan E. Wiseman.

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