The Speaker of the House: A Study of Leadership

The Speaker of the House: A Study of Leadership

by Matthew N. Green
ISBN-10:
030015318X
ISBN-13:
9780300153187
Pub. Date:
05/25/2010
Publisher:
Yale University Press
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Overview

The Speaker of the House: A Study of Leadership

Matthew N. Green provides the first comprehensive analysis of how the Speaker of the House has exercised legislative leadership from 1940 to the present. Green finds that the Speaker’s party loyalty is tempered by a host of competing objectives, including reelection, passage of desired public policy laws, handling the interests of the president, and meeting the demands of the House as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300153187
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 05/25/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments....................     vii     

1 "An Office of Great Honor and Influence": The Speaker of the House of
Representatives....................     1     

2 Speaking and Voting on the House Floor....................     23     

3 Sam Rayburn and John McCormack....................     60     

4 Speaker Leadership in the Reform and Post-Reform House...................     111     

5 Leadership beyond the Floor, 1941–1998....................     157     

6 The Hastert Speakership....................     184     

7 Goal-Oriented Leadership: Trends and Implications....................     203     

Appendix A: Sources and Use of Data....................     223     

Appendix B: Categorizing Instances of Floor Voting....................     229     

Notes....................     233     

Bibliography....................     259     

Index....................     281     


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