Patterns of Legislative Politics: Roll-Call Voting in Latin America and the United States / Edition 1

Patterns of Legislative Politics: Roll-Call Voting in Latin America and the United States / Edition 1

by Scott Morgenstern
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521820561

ISBN-13: 9780521820561

Pub. Date: 10/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Using the U.S. as a basis of comparison, this book makes extensive use of roll call data to explore patterns of legislative politics in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. It extends research concerning party and legislative politics through a detailed analysis of voting patterns of parties, factions, and alliances in Latin America's Southern Cone and contrasts

Overview

Using the U.S. as a basis of comparison, this book makes extensive use of roll call data to explore patterns of legislative politics in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. It extends research concerning party and legislative politics through a detailed analysis of voting patterns of parties, factions, and alliances in Latin America's Southern Cone and contrasts this data with the United States. Scott Morgenstern reveals that the U.S. parties have exhibited higher levels of unity but less flexibility in recent years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521820561
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: party, faction, and coalitions, names and abbreviations; 1. Pattern of legislative politics: identifiability and flexibility; 2. Representation and the agent system; 3. Identifying agents; 4. Influences on agent unity: discipline and cohesion; 5. Explaining voting unity; 6. Policy coalitions and agent flexibility; 7. Conclusion.

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