Divided We Govern: Party Control, Lawmaking, and Investigations, 1946-2002 / Edition 2

Divided We Govern: Party Control, Lawmaking, and Investigations, 1946-2002 / Edition 2

by David R. Mayhew
     
 


In this prize-winning book, a renowned political scientist debunks the commonly held myth that the American national government functions effectively only when one political party controls the presidency and Congress. For this new edition, David R. Mayhew has provided a new Preface, a new appendix, and a new concluding chapter that brings the historical narrative… See more details below

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In this prize-winning book, a renowned political scientist debunks the commonly held myth that the American national government functions effectively only when one political party controls the presidency and Congress. For this new edition, David R. Mayhew has provided a new Preface, a new appendix, and a new concluding chapter that brings the historical narrative up to date.
“Important, accessible, and compelling, David Mayhew’s second edition of Divided We Govern takes the best book on the history of US lawmaking and—against all odds—makes it better.”—Keith Krehbiel, Stanford University
“In this welcome updating of his agenda-setting classic, David Mayhew cogently defends his original methodology and finds that divided government remains no less productive of important legislation than unified government, although it is now (thanks mainly to Clinton’s impeachment) strongly associated with prominent investigations of the executive branch. Written with Mayhew’s usual clarity and grace, this is a book to be enjoyed by beginning and veteran students of Congress alike.”—Gary Jacobson
From reviews of the first edition:
"First-rate. . . . Mayhew’s tabulations and analysis are, quite simply, unimpeachable."—Morris Fiorina, Washington Monthly
"Will stand for years as a classic."—L. Sandy Maisel, Political Science Quarterly
"Should be read by every student of American politics."—Gillian Peele, Times Higher Education Supplement

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300102888
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/11/2005
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2High-publicity investigations8
3Lawmaking : selecting the laws34
4Lawmaking : the analysis51
5Explaining the patterns, I100
6Explaining the patterns, II136
7Conclusion175
Epilogue : the record during 1991-2002200
App. ASources for sweep one227
App. BSources for sweep two233
App. CSources for sweep one, 1991-2002241
App. DA defense of sweep two245

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