Legislator Success in Fragmented Congresses in Argentina: Plurality Cartels, Minority Presidents, and Lawmaking

Legislator Success in Fragmented Congresses in Argentina: Plurality Cartels, Minority Presidents, and Lawmaking

by Ernesto Calvo

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107676671
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/31/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ernesto Calvo is Associate Professor of Political Science and Associate Chair of the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has received the Lawrence Longley Award and the Leubbert Best Article Award from the Representation section and the Comparative Politics section of the American Political Science Association. Calvo serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Political Science and Legislative Studies Quarterly. His research has been published in numerous top US, European, and Latin American journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, World Politics, The British Journal of Political Science, Political Studies, Comparative Political Studies, Electoral Studies, Pol�tica y Gobierno, Desarrollo Econ�mico, Opiniao Publica, and the Revista de Ciencia Politica.

Table of Contents

1. Plurality parties, plurality cartels, and legislative success; Part I. Plurality Cartels: 2. Party blocs, committee authorities, and plurality cartels; 3. A statistical model of legislators' success and productivity; Part II. Legislator Success and the Sequential Organization of the Legislative Process: 4. Electoral fragmentation and the effective number of legislative blocs; 5. Legislator success and the committee system in Argentina; 6. On the plenary floor: special motions, vanishing quorum, and the amendment of the plenary schedule; 7. Legislative success in the House; Part III. Beyond Plurality Cartels: 8. The determinants of the president's legislative success; 9. Plurality-led congresses with limited gatekeeping authority: the House of Representatives in Uruguay; 10. Concluding remarks: plurality-led congresses as a research agenda.

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