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Parties and policies : how the American government works

Author: David R Mayhew
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
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In this wide-ranging volume, one of the most important and perceptive scholars of the workings of the American government investigates political parties, politicians, elections, and policymaking to discover why public policy emerges in the shape that it does.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David R Mayhew
ISBN: 9780300137620 0300137621
OCLC Number: 223872312
Description: vi, 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The electoral incentive --
Congressional elections : the case of the vanishing marginals --
Why did V.O. Key draw back from his "have-nots" claim? --
Divided party control : does it make a difference? --
Clinton, the 103d Congress, and unified party control : what are the lessons? --
U.S. policy waves in comparative context --
Presidential elections and policy change : how much of a connection is there? --
Innovative midterm elections --
Electoral realignments --
Actions in the public sphere --
Supermajority rule in the U.S. Senate --
Wars and American politics --
Events as causes : the case of American politics --
Incumbency advantage in U.S. presidential elections : the historical record.
Other Titles: Parties & policies
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Investigates political parties, politicians, elections, and policymaking to discover why public policy emerges in the shape that it does. This book probes beneath the parties to the essentials of the  Read more...

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