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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, (electronic 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, (electronic resource)

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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
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] 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
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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1969-
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  • Gerber, Alan S.
  • Schickler, Eric
  • Mayhew, David R.
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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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, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316154977
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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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unknown
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1 online resource (viii, 398 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781107479074
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computer
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rdamedia
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digital, PDF file(s).
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(OCoLC)976483015
Label
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, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316154977
Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 398 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107479074
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)976483015

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