Setting the Agenda: Responsible Party Government in the U.S. House of Representatives / Edition 1

Setting the Agenda: Responsible Party Government in the U.S. House of Representatives / Edition 1

by Gary W. Cox, Mathew D. McCubbins
     
 

Demonstrates that the majority party seizes agenda control at nearly every stage of the legislative process.See more details below

Overview

Demonstrates that the majority party seizes agenda control at nearly every stage of the legislative process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521619967
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. Why Party Government?: 2. Procedural Cartel theory; Part II. Negative Agenda Power: 3. Cartel agenda model vs. floor agenda model; 4. The primacy of Reed's rules in house organization; 5. Final passage votes; 6. The costs of agenda control; 7. The textbook congress and the committee on rules; 8. The bills reported from committee; 9. Which way does policy move?; Part III. The Consequences of Positive Agenda Power and Conditional Party Government: 10. Positive agenda power; 11. Conclusion.

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