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Beyond ideology : politics, principles, and partisanship in the U.S. Senate

Author: Frances E Lee
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Argues that partisan battles that threaten the congressional agenda are rooted in competition for power and not over disagreements over the role of the government.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frances E Lee
ISBN: 9780226470740 0226470741 9780226470764 0226470768
OCLC Number: 314381639
Description: xiii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ties that bind: untangling the roots of congressional partisanship --
Before 'ideology': a conceptual history --
Sources of party conflict: ideological disagreement and teamsmanship --
Dividers, not uniters: presidential leadership and legislative partisanship --
The partisan politics of good government --
Procedural partisanship: intra-party dealmaking and partisan bloc voting --
Agreeing to disagree, or disagreeing to agree: agenda content and rising partisanship --
Beyond ideology: returning to politics --
Appendix A. Coding the presidential agenda status of roll-call votes --
Appendix B. Does party polarization on an issue topic increase the likelihood that presidents will include the issue on their agenda? --
Appendix C. Estimates of multinomial logit model of partisan voting patterns on Senate roll-call votes, 1981-2004.
Responsibility: Frances E. Lee.


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