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The Resource Governing in a polarized age : elections, parties and political representation in America, Alan S. Gerber, Yale University ; Eric Schickler, University of California, Berkeley

Governing in a polarized age : elections, parties and political representation in America, Alan S. Gerber, Yale University ; Eric Schickler, University of California, Berkeley

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Governing in a polarized age : elections, parties and political representation in America
Title
Governing in a polarized age
Title remainder
elections, parties and political representation in America
Statement of responsibility
Alan S. Gerber, Yale University ; Eric Schickler, University of California, Berkeley
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Honoree
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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"--
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gerber, Alan S.
  • Schickler, Eric
  • Mayhew, David R.
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  • United States
  • Incumbency (Public officers)
  • Representative government and representation
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
Label
Governing in a polarized age : elections, parties and political representation in America, Alan S. Gerber, Yale University ; Eric Schickler, University of California, Berkeley
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • The electoral connection, then and now
  • Gary C. Jacobson ;
  • 4.
  • The Congressional incumbency advantage over sixty years: measurement, trends, and implications
  • Robert S. Erikson ;
  • 5.
  • A baseline for incumbency effects
  • Christopher H. Achen
  • Part II.
  • 1.
  • 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, 1900-1980
  • 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
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Alan S. Gerber and Eric Schikcler
  • 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.
  • Part I
  • Intensified partisanship in Congress: institutional effects
  • David E. Price ;
  • 15.
  • The origins of Congress: The Electoral Connection
  • David R. Mayhew
  • . Political Representation and Democratic Accountability:
  • 2.
  • The electoral connection, age 40
  • R. Douglas Arnold ;
Control code
ocn945356293
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 398 pages
Isbn
9781107479074
Lccn
2016011189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945356293
Label
Governing in a polarized age : elections, parties and political representation in America, Alan S. Gerber, Yale University ; Eric Schickler, University of California, Berkeley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • The electoral connection, then and now
  • Gary C. Jacobson ;
  • 4.
  • The Congressional incumbency advantage over sixty years: measurement, trends, and implications
  • Robert S. Erikson ;
  • 5.
  • A baseline for incumbency effects
  • Christopher H. Achen
  • Part II.
  • 1.
  • 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, 1900-1980
  • 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
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Alan S. Gerber and Eric Schikcler
  • 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.
  • Part I
  • Intensified partisanship in Congress: institutional effects
  • David E. Price ;
  • 15.
  • The origins of Congress: The Electoral Connection
  • David R. Mayhew
  • . Political Representation and Democratic Accountability:
  • 2.
  • The electoral connection, age 40
  • R. Douglas Arnold ;
Control code
ocn945356293
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 398 pages
Isbn
9781107479074
Lccn
2016011189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945356293

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