ISBN-10:
1107006465
ISBN-13:
9781107006461
Pub. Date:
05/16/2011
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Agenda Setting in the U. S. Senate: Costly Consideration and Majority Party Advantage

Agenda Setting in the U. S. Senate: Costly Consideration and Majority Party Advantage

by Chris Den Hartog, Nathan W. Monroe

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ISBN-13: 9781107006461
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/16/2011
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Chris Den Hartog is an assistant professor of political science at California Polytechnic State University. He has published articles and chapters about the legislative process in Congress, its evolution across history, and its effects on congressional policy making. Professor Den Hartog's work includes studies of the nineteenth-century House and the contemporary House and Senate.

Nathan W. Monroe is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Merced. His work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Public Choice and State Politics and Policy Quarterly. Professor Monroe previously held faculty positions at Michigan State University and the University of the Pacific.

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I: 1. Costly consideration and the majority's advantage; 2. The textbook senate and partisan policy influence; 3. The costly consideration agenda-setting theory; Part II. Consideration Costs in the Senate: 4. Committees and senate agenda setting; 5. Scheduling bills in the Senate; 6. Effects of filibusters; 7. Disposition of majority and minority amendments; 8. Killing amendments with tabling motions and points of order; 9. Effects of amendments; Part III. Testing the Costly-Consideration Theory: 10. Testing our model; 11. Implications of costly consideration; Appendix A: relaxing the model's assumptions; Appendix B: last actions and coding amendment disposition.

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