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作者 Harbridge, Laurel, author
書名 Is bipartisanship dead? : policy agreement and agenda-setting in the House of Representatives / Laurel Harbridge, Northwestern University
出版項 New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015
國際標準書號 9781107079953 (Hardback)
9781107439283 (Paperback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  JK1021 .H365 2015    在架上    30650020058547
 歐美所圖書館  328.73 H214 2015    在架上  -  30500101532219
說明 x, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-249) and index
"Is Bipartisanship Dead? looks beyond (and considers the time before) roll call voting to examine the extent to which bipartisan agreement in the House of Representatives has declined since the 1970s. Despite voting coalitions showing a decline in bipartisan agreement between 1973 and 2004, member's bill cosponsorship coalitions show a more stable level of bipartisanship. The declining bipartisanship over time in roll call voting reflects a shift in how party leaders structure the floor and roll call agendas. Party leaders in the House changed from prioritizing legislation with bipartisan agreement in the 1970s to prioritizing legislation with partisan disagreement by the 1990s. Laurel Harbridge argues that this shift reflects a changing political environment and an effort by leaders to balance members' electoral interests, governance goals, and partisan differentiation. The findings speak to questions of representation and governance. They also shed light on whether partisan conflict is insurmountable and whether bipartisanship in congressional politics is dead"-- Provided by publisher
1. Introduction -- 2. A puzzle of declining bipartisanship -- 3. Strategic partisan agenda-setting: a theoretical framework -- 4. Agenda-setting and the decline of bipartisan cooperation -- 5. Variation in strategic partisan agenda-setting -- 6. Strategic partisan agenda-setting across policy areas -- 7. District responsiveness and member-party relationships -- 8. The past, present, and future of bipartisanship
主題 United States. Congress
Legislators -- United States
Political parties -- United States
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