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

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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.
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"Morgenstern argues persuasively...writes clearly and details both the case for his conclusions and the limits to his claims. A pathbreaking study. Highly recommended." C.H. Blake, James Madison University, CHOICE
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521820561
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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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