Disjointed pluralism [electronic resource] : institutional innovation and the development of the U.S. Congress / Eric Schickler.
- Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2001.
- Princeton studies in American politics.
Princeton studies in American politics. Historical, international, and comparative perspectives
1 online resource (375 p.)
- United States. Congress -- History.
Organizational change -- United States -- History.
Legislators -- United States -- History.
- Electronic books.
- From the 1910 overthrow of ""Czar"" Joseph Cannon to the reforms enacted when Republicans took over the House in 1995, institutional change within the U.S. Congress has been both a product and a shaper of congressional politics. For several decades, scholars have explained this process in terms of a particular collective interest shared by members, be it partisanship, reelection worries, or policy motivations. Eric Schickler makes the case that it is actually interplay among multiple interests that determines institutional change. In the process, he explains how congressional institutions h
- Cover; Contents; Figures; Tables; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Disjointed Pluralism and Institutional Change; Chapter 2: Institutional Development, 1890-1910: An Experiment in Party Government; Chapter 3: Institutional Development, 1919-1932: Cross-Party Coalitions, Bloc Government, and Republican Rule; Chapter 4: Institutional Development, 1937-1952: The Conservative Coalition, Congress against the Executive, and Committee Government; Chapter 5: Institutional Development, 1970-1989: A Return to Party Government or the Triumph of Individualism?; Chapter 6: Understanding Congressional Change
Epilogue: Institutional Change in the 1990sAppendix A: Case Selection; Appendix B: Votes Pertaining to Institutional Changes in Each Period; Notes; References; Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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