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The Resource Governing in a polarized age : essays on elections, parties, and political representation in America, [edited by] Alan S. Gerber, Yale University, Eric Schickler, University of California, Berkeley

Governing in a polarized age : essays on elections, parties, and political representation in America, [edited by] Alan S. Gerber, Yale University, Eric Schickler, University of California, Berkeley

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Governing in a polarized age : essays on elections, parties, and political representation in America
Title
Governing in a polarized age
Title remainder
essays on elections, parties, and political representation in America
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[edited by] Alan S. Gerber, Yale University, Eric Schickler, University of California, Berkeley
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Language
eng
Summary
Many political observers have expressed doubts as to whether America's leaders are up to the task of addressing major policy challenges. Yet much of the critical commentary lacks grounding in the systematic analysis of the core institutions of the American political system including elections, representation, and the law-making process. Governing in a Polarized Age brings together more than a dozen leading scholars to provide an in-depth examination of representation and legislative performance. Drawing upon the seminal work of David Mayhew as a point of departure, these essays explore the dynamics of incumbency advantage in today's polarized Congress, asking whether the focus on individual re-election that was the hallmark of Mayhew's ground-breaking book, Congress: The Electoral Connection, remains useful for understanding today's Congress. The essays link the study of elections with close analysis of changes in party organization and with a series of systematic assessments of the quality of legislative performance
Dewey number
328.73
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
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  • Gerber, Alan S.,
  • Schickler, Eric
  • Mayhew, David R.,
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  • United States
  • Incumbency (Public officers)
  • Representative government and representation
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
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Governing in a polarized age : essays on elections, parties, and political representation in America, [edited by] Alan S. Gerber, Yale University, Eric Schickler, University of California, Berkeley
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Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; Part I. Political Representation and Democratic Accountability: 2. The electoral connection, age 40 R. Douglas Arnold; 3. The electoral connection, then and now Gary Jacobson; 4. The congressional incumbency advantage over sixty years: measurement, trends, and implications Robert S. Erikson; 5. A baseline for incumbency effects Christopher Achen; Part II. Continuity and Change in Party Organizations: 6. Legislative parties in an era of alternating majorities Frances E. Lee; 7. Parties within parties: parties, factions, and coordinated politics, 1900-80 John Mark Hansen, Shigeo Hirano and James M. Snyder, Jr; 8. Where measures meet history: party polarization during the New Deal and Fair Deal Joshua D. Clinton, Ira Katznelson and John S. Lapinski; Part III. Partisanship and Governmental Performance: 9. Polarized we govern? Sarah Binder; 10. What has Congress done? Stephen Ansolabehere, Maxwell Palmer and Benjamin Schneer; 11. Can Congress do policy analysis? The politics of problem solving on Capitol Hill Eric M. Patashnik and Justin Peck; 12. Studying contingency systematically Katherine Levine Einstein and Jennifer Hochschild; 13. Majoritarianism, majoritarian tension, and the Reed revolution Keith Krehbiel; Part IV. Conclusions: 14. Intensified partisanship in congress: institutional effects David E. Price; 15. The origins of Congress: The Electoral Connection David R. Mayhew
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CR9781316154977
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1 online resource (viii, 398 pages)
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online
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9781316154977
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(ebook)
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digital, PDF file(s)
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remote
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CR9781316154977
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Governing in a polarized age : essays on elections, parties, and political representation in America, [edited by] Alan S. Gerber, Yale University, Eric Schickler, University of California, Berkeley
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 27 Oct 2016)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; Part I. Political Representation and Democratic Accountability: 2. The electoral connection, age 40 R. Douglas Arnold; 3. The electoral connection, then and now Gary Jacobson; 4. The congressional incumbency advantage over sixty years: measurement, trends, and implications Robert S. Erikson; 5. A baseline for incumbency effects Christopher Achen; Part II. Continuity and Change in Party Organizations: 6. Legislative parties in an era of alternating majorities Frances E. Lee; 7. Parties within parties: parties, factions, and coordinated politics, 1900-80 John Mark Hansen, Shigeo Hirano and James M. Snyder, Jr; 8. Where measures meet history: party polarization during the New Deal and Fair Deal Joshua D. Clinton, Ira Katznelson and John S. Lapinski; Part III. Partisanship and Governmental Performance: 9. Polarized we govern? Sarah Binder; 10. What has Congress done? Stephen Ansolabehere, Maxwell Palmer and Benjamin Schneer; 11. Can Congress do policy analysis? The politics of problem solving on Capitol Hill Eric M. Patashnik and Justin Peck; 12. Studying contingency systematically Katherine Levine Einstein and Jennifer Hochschild; 13. Majoritarianism, majoritarian tension, and the Reed revolution Keith Krehbiel; Part IV. Conclusions: 14. Intensified partisanship in congress: institutional effects David E. Price; 15. The origins of Congress: The Electoral Connection David R. Mayhew
Control code
CR9781316154977
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 398 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316154977
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781316154977

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