Greasing the Wheels: Using Pork Barrel Projects to Build Majority Coalitions in Congress

Greasing the Wheels: Using Pork Barrel Projects to Build Majority Coalitions in Congress

by Diana Evans, Evans Diana
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521836816

ISBN-13: 9780521836814

Pub. Date: 08/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Other books have documented pork barrel projects in different policy areas, but none has examined the process of using pork to buy votes for broad public policy. This book reveals how Congressional leaders and the President give pork barrel projects to Congressional members' districts to buy their votes for broad-based national legislation. It does so through

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Overview

Other books have documented pork barrel projects in different policy areas, but none has examined the process of using pork to buy votes for broad public policy. This book reveals how Congressional leaders and the President give pork barrel projects to Congressional members' districts to buy their votes for broad-based national legislation. It does so through interviews with key actors—who provide the basis for a rich narrative of the process of passing the bills as well as statistical analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521836814
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Pork barrel politics and general interest legislation; 3. Who calls the shots? The allocation of pork barrel projects; 4. Highway demonstration projects and voting on the Federal Highway Program; 5. Presidential bargaining with Congress and the NAFTA bazaar; 6. Pork barreling in the Senate: do both parties do it?; 7. Conclusions.

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