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Polsby, Nelson W.

How Congress Evolves : Social Bases of Institutional Change

How Congress Evolves : Social Bases of Institutional Change

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Introduction
I. The House in Sam Rayburn's Time
A Conservative House: 1937-1957
After the 1958 Election: Frustration
The Rump Session of 1960
Packing the Rules Committee by Avoiding the Democratic Caucus: 1961
II. Toward Liberalization
Succession to Rayburn
Conflict within the Caucus: Liberals against the Leadership, 1963
Incremental Committee Packing: Appropriations, 1963
Republican Committee Packing: Maintaining the Party Mainstream, 1961-1963
The Landslide: 1964
The Democratic Study Group Uses the Caucus: 1967-72
Fallout from Watergate: The Caucus Puts Seniority under Siege
A Remodeled House
III. Causes of Liberalization
The House Democratic Caucus
The Rise of the Two-Party South
Southern Republicans in the 1990s: A Group Portrait
IV. Consequences: Toward a More Responsible Two-Party System?
The Retreat from Bipartisanship in Committee
Two Strategies of Opposition
An Era of Ill-Feeling
Tyranny Tempered by Assassination
V. Overview: How Congress Evolves
Innovation and Stalemate
Overview of the House
Stories about Change
Appendix: Methods and Sources
Notes
Index

Keywords: POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Legislative Branch POL006000

Author(s)
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication year
2005
Language
en
Edition
1
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780195346077

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