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Legislative leviathan : party government in the House

Author: Gary W Cox; Mathew D McCubbins
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993.
Series: California series on social choice and political economy, 23.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the inner workings of the House of Representatives in the post-World War II era. Reevaluating the role of parties and committees, this book views parties in the House as a species of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Rules
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary W Cox; Mathew D McCubbins
ISBN: 0520072197 9780520072190 0520072200 9780520072206
OCLC Number: 25508428
Description: xvii, 324 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Weakness of Parties --
2. Committee Government --
3. Outline of the Book --
Pt. 1. The Autonomy and Distinctiveness of Committees --
1. Self-Selection and the Subgovernment Thesis --
2. The Seniority System in Congress --
3. Subgovernments and the Representativeness of committees --
Pt. 2. A Theory of Party Organization --
4. Institutions as Solutions to Collective Dilemmas --
5. A Theory of Legislative Parties --
Pt. 3. Parties as Floor Voting Coalitions --
6. On the Decline of Party Voting in Congress --
Pt. 4. Parties as Procedural Coalitions: Committee Appointments --
7. Party Loyalty and Committee Assignments --
8. Contingents and Parties --
Pt. 5. Parties as Procedural Coalitions: The Scheduling Power --
9. The Majority Party and the Legislative Agenda --
10. Controlling the Legislative Agenda --
App. 1. Uncompensated Seniority Violations, Eightieth through Hundredth Congresses --
App. 2. A Model of the Speaker's Scheduling Preferences --
App. 3. Unchallengeable and Challengeable Vetoes --
App. 4. The Scheduling Power.
Series Title: California series on social choice and political economy, 23.
Responsibility: Gary W. Cox and Mathew D. McCubbins.
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