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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 ; London : Yale University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first comprehensive study in more than forty years to explain congressional leadership selection How are congressional party leaders chosen? In the first major 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--including whip  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew N Green; Douglas B Harris
ISBN: 9780300240795 0300240791
OCLC Number: 1076873319
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 304 pages)
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 --
Appendix: The basic outline of a party leadership campaign.
Other Titles: Leadership elections in the U.S. House of Representatives
Responsibility: Matthew N. Green and Douglas B. Harris.
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The first comprehensive study in more than forty years to explain congressional leadership selection How are congressional party leaders chosen? In the first major 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--including whip tallies, public and private vote commitments, interviews, and media accounts--to provide new insights into how the selection process truly works. Elections for congressional party leaders are conventionally seen as a function of either legislators' ideological preferences or factors too idiosyncratic to permit systematic analysis. Analyzing six decades' worth of information, Harris and Green find evidence for a new comprehensive model of vote choice in House leadership elections that incorporates both legislators' goals and their connections with leadership candidates. This study will stand for years to come as the definitive treatment of a crucial aspect of American politics.

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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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