Minority Rights, Majority Rule: Partisanship and the Development of Congress / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Minority Rights, Majority Rule seeks to explain why majority parties have consistently been so powerful in the U.S. House of Representatives while minorities often prevail in the Senate. Dr. Binder charts the history of minority rights in both chambers and explains how partisan battlesfought under rules inherited from the pasthave shaped the creation and suppression of minority rights. Dr. Binder's statistical analysis and historical work provide the first comprehensive account of the development of minority rights in Congress and contribute to literature on the historical development of Congress.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)|
Table of Contents
1. The partisan basis of procedural choice; 2. The evolving concepts of house and Senate minority rights; 3. Procedural choice in the early congress: the case of the Previous Question; 4. Allocating minority rights in the house, 1789-1990; 5. Institutionalizing party in the nineteenth century house; 6. Stacking the partisan decks in the twentieth century house; 7. Inherited rules and procedural choice in the Senate; 8. Assessing the partisan theory; Appendices; References.