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Choosing the Leader: Leadership Elections in the U.S. House of Representatives

Matthew N Green and Douglas Harris

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222579
eISBN:
9780300240795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222579.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

How are congressional party leaders chosen? In the first comprehensive study since Robert Peabody's classic Leadership in Congress, this book draws on newly collected data about U.S. House members ... More


The Legislative Process: The Rise of the New Order in Congress

Benjamin Ginsberg and Kathryn Wagner Hill

in Congress: The First Branch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300220537
eISBN:
9780300249613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220537.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the legislative process, paying particular attention to the role of congressional leaders and the changing impact of party and partisanship. It argues that a “new order” has ... More


Choosing the Leader

Matthew N. Green and Douglas B. Harris

in Choosing the Leader: Leadership Elections in the U.S. House of Representatives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222579
eISBN:
9780300240795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222579.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book attempts to fill the gap in the understanding of how congressional leaders are chosen. It offers the first systematic analysis of party leadership elections in Congress since the 1970s, ... More


Conclusion

Matthew N. Green and Douglas B. Harris

in Choosing the Leader: Leadership Elections in the U.S. House of Representatives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222579
eISBN:
9780300240795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222579.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter reviews the examination of the factors behind candidate emergence and the analyses of vote choice in fourteen contested leadership elections in the U.S. House of Representatives since ... More


Challenges to the Heir Apparent

Matthew N. Green and Douglas B. Harris

in Choosing the Leader: Leadership Elections in the U.S. House of Representatives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222579
eISBN:
9780300240795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222579.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on challenges to the heir apparent, when, despite an established pattern of succession, a lawmaker wishing to ascend the so-called leadership ladder to a newly vacant position is ... More


Why Run? Party Leadership Ambitions in the House of Representatives

Matthew N. Green and Douglas B. Harris

in Choosing the Leader: Leadership Elections in the U.S. House of Representatives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222579
eISBN:
9780300240795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222579.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Drawing upon interviews with current and former members of Congress and congressional staff, plus existing research on political ambition, this chapter offers some tentative answers to the question ... More


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