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The Resource Legislative style, William Bernhard, Tracy Sulkin

Legislative style, William Bernhard, Tracy Sulkin

Label
Legislative style
Title
Legislative style
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William Bernhard, Tracy Sulkin
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Once elected, members of Congress face difficult decisions about how to allocate their time and effort. On which issues should they focus? What is the right balance between working in one's district and on Capitol Hill? How much should they engage with the media to cultivate a national reputation? William Bernhard and Tracy Sulkin argue that these decisions and others define a "legislative style" that aligns with a legislator's ambitions, experiences, and personal inclinations, as well as any significant electoral and institutional constraints. Bernhard and Sulkin have developed a systematic approach for looking at legislative style through a variety of criteria, including the number of the bills passed, number of speeches given, amount of money raised, and the percentage of time a legislator voted in line with his or her party. Applying this to ten congresses, representing twenty years of congressional data, from 1989 to 2009, they reveal that legislators' activity falls within five predictable styles.0These styles remain relatively consistent throughout legislators' time in office, though a legislator's style can change as career goals evolve, as well as with changes to individual or larger political interests, as in redistricting or a majority shift. Offering insight into a number of enduring questions in legislative politics, Legislative Style is a rich and nuanced account of legislators' activity on Capitol Hill
Member of
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1966-
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Bernhard, William
Dewey number
331.7/6132873
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Sulkin, Tracy,
Series statement
Chicago studies in American politics
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  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Legislation
  • Political planning
Label
Legislative style, William Bernhard, Tracy Sulkin
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Legislative style and congressional careers -- Measuring legislative style (with Daniel Sewell) -- The styles -- Explaining freshman styles -- Transitions in style -- The electoral consequences of legislative style -- Styles, lawmaking, and legislative success -- Career advancement and legislative styles -- Legislative styles and evaluations of Congress
Control code
on1015676254
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 259 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226510316
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1015676254
Label
Legislative style, William Bernhard, Tracy Sulkin
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Legislative style and congressional careers -- Measuring legislative style (with Daniel Sewell) -- The styles -- Explaining freshman styles -- Transitions in style -- The electoral consequences of legislative style -- Styles, lawmaking, and legislative success -- Career advancement and legislative styles -- Legislative styles and evaluations of Congress
Control code
on1015676254
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 259 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226510316
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1015676254

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