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Choosing the leader : leadership elections in the U.S. House of Representatives

Author: Matthew N Green; Douglas B Harris
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How are congressional party leaders chosen? In the first comprehensive study since Robert Peabody's classic Leadership in Congress, political scientists Matthew Green and Douglas Harris draw on newly collected data about U.S. House members who have sought leadership positions from the 1960s to the present - data including whip tallies, public and private vote commitments, interviews, and media accounts - to provide  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew N Green; Douglas B Harris
ISBN: 9780300222579 0300222572
OCLC Number: 1029889263
Description: ix, 304 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Choosing the leader --
Why run? Party leadership ambitions in the House of Representatives --
Open competition races I: House democrats --
Open competition races II: House republicans --
Challenges to the heir apparent --
Revolts --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Leadership elections in the U.S. House of Representatives
Responsibility: Matthew N. Green and Douglas B. Harris.

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"Green and Harris present the best analysis of congressional leadership selection ever written. This book deserves to be read by every congressional scholar."- Benjamin Ginsberg, David Bernstein Read more...

 
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