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Congress in change : evolution and reform

Author: Norman J Ornstein
Publisher: New York : Praeger, 1975.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ornstein, Norman J.
Congress in change.
New York : Praeger, 1975
(OCoLC)643667171
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman J Ornstein
ISBN: 0275100502 9780275100506 0275850307 9780275850302
OCLC Number: 1093142
Description: xii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Historical perspective: Congress and the evolution of legislative "professionalism" / H. Douglas Price --
Historical change in House turnover / Morris P. Fiorina, David W. Rohde, and Peter Wissel --
pt. 2. Change and the committee system: The Senate seniority system / Senator Robert W. Packwood --
Seniority and future power in Congress / Norman J. Ornstein and David W. Rohde --
Causes and consequences of congressional change: subcommittee reforms in the House of Representatives, 1970-73 / Norman J. Ornstein --
pt. 3. Change and party leadership: Lyndon B. Johnson: the ascent to leadership / Rowland Evans and Robert Novak --
Mike Mansfield, Majority Leader / Andrew J. Glass --
Change and continuity in the recruitment of U.S. House leaders, 1789-1975 / Garrison Nelson --
pt. 4. Formal and informal change: rules, norms, and roles: 1970 Legislative Reorganization Act: first year's record --
What makes Congress run? / Norman J. Ornstein --
Goodbye to the Senate's inner club / Nelson W. Polsby --
The changing status of the freshman Representative / Herbert B. Asher --
A twentieth-century medium in a nineteenth-century legislature: the effects of television on the American Congress / Michael J. Robinson --
pt. 5. Looking to the future: Somebody must be trusted: an essay on leadership of the US Congress / Charles O. Jones --
If, as Ralph Nader says, Congress is "the broken branch", how come we love our Congressmen so much? / Richard F. Fenno, Jr. --
Rebuilding the House of Representatives / Donald M. Fraser and Iric Nathanson.
Responsibility: edited by Norman J. Ornstein.

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