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The Resource Building the bloc : intraparty organization in the U.S. Congress, Ruth Bloch Rubin

Building the bloc : intraparty organization in the U.S. Congress, Ruth Bloch Rubin

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Building the bloc : intraparty organization in the U.S. Congress
Title
Building the bloc
Title remainder
intraparty organization in the U.S. Congress
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Bloch Rubin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Traversing more than a century of American history, this book advances a new theory of congressional organization to explain why and how party dissidents rely on institutions of their own making, arguing that these intraparty organizations can radically shift the balance of power between party leaders and rank-and-file members. Intraparty organizations empower legislators of varying ideological stripes to achieve collective and coordinated action by providing selective incentives to cooperative members, transforming public-good policies into excludable accomplishments, and helping members to institute rules and procedures to promote group decision making. Drawing on rich archival evidence and interview data, the book details the challenges dissident lawmakers encounter when they face off against party leaders and their efforts to organize in response. Eight case studies complicate our understanding of landmark fights over rules reform, early twentieth-century economic struggles, mid-century battles over civil rights legislation, and contemporary debates over national health care and fiscal policy
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Bloch Rubin, Ruth,
Dewey number
328.73/076
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Political parties
  • United States
  • United States
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Building the bloc : intraparty organization in the U.S. Congress, Ruth Bloch Rubin
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 15 Sep 2017)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Intraparty organization in the US Congress; 2. Procedural revolt and the House insurgency, 1908-10; 3. The Senate insurgency's quest for economic reform, 1909-10; 4. Securing southern solidarity, 1937-56; 5. The decline of southern influence, 1957-64; 6. Making the moderates matter, 1994-2010; 7. Coordinating liberal hardliners, 1957-94; 8. Organizing conservative revolutionaries, 1970-2015; 9. Rethinking the mischiefs of faction
Control code
CR9781108226967
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 350 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108226967
Isbn Type
(ebook)
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digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
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CR9781108226967
Label
Building the bloc : intraparty organization in the U.S. Congress, Ruth Bloch Rubin
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 15 Sep 2017)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Intraparty organization in the US Congress; 2. Procedural revolt and the House insurgency, 1908-10; 3. The Senate insurgency's quest for economic reform, 1909-10; 4. Securing southern solidarity, 1937-56; 5. The decline of southern influence, 1957-64; 6. Making the moderates matter, 1994-2010; 7. Coordinating liberal hardliners, 1957-94; 8. Organizing conservative revolutionaries, 1970-2015; 9. Rethinking the mischiefs of faction
Control code
CR9781108226967
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 350 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108226967
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781108226967

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