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Reproductive Rights: Gender Difference and the Paradox of Power

Debra L. Dodson

in The Impact of Women in Congress

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780198296744
eISBN:
9780191603709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296746.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter uses four legislative battles (the Freedom of Choice Act, Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances bill, Medicaid funding of abortion, and abortion provisions in the Federal Employees’ ... More


Consequences: Toward a More Responsible Two-Party System?

Nelson W. Polsby

in How Congress Evolves: Social Bases of Institutional Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182965
eISBN:
9780199850235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182965.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that in order to liberalize the Democratic Party, and therefore to liberalize the policy outputs of the House of Representatives as long as Democrats controlled the House, it was ... More


Governing

Ronald M. Peters and Cindy Simon Rosenthal

in Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New American Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195383737
eISBN:
9780199852802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383737.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter traces Pelosi’s actions in organizing the House for the 111th Congress. It then analyzes her relationship with President Obama, from both a personal and institutional perspective. At the ... More


The Senator as Diplomat, 1945–1946

Lawrence S. Kaplan

in The Conversion of Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg: From Isolation to International Engagement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160559
eISBN:
9780813165493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160559.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

Vandenberg emerged from the many UN conferences with greater conviction than before about the necessity of the UN’s role in ensuring global peace. Although he deplored the need to accommodate the ... More


Background: British Labour and Northern Ireland, 1964–74

S.C. Aveyard

in No Solution: The Labour Government and the Northern Ireland Conflict, 1974-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719096402
eISBN:
9781526120854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096402.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter provides background and context for Labour’s policies on Northern Ireland when it returned to government in March 1974. It examines the general attitude to Northern Ireland at ... More


Hart-Cellar Act

in Lobbying for Inclusion: Rights Politics and the Making of Immigration Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751759
eISBN:
9780804767750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751759.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the bipartisan compromise that enabled passage of the Hart Cellar Act of 1965. By removing national-origin quotas and prioritizing family-based immigration, the Hart Cellar Act ... More


The Politics of Charm and the Limits of Diplomacy

Jeff Broadwater

in James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835302
eISBN:
9781469601878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869918_broadwater.8
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

James Madison remained single into middle age, and almost no evidence exists of romance in his earlier years. This chapter explores Madison's relationships in his later years, beginning with his ... More


Early Lessons in Congress

Tom Allen

in Dangerous Convictions: What's Really Wrong with the U.S. Congress

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199931989
eISBN:
9780190252687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199931989.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes the early experiences in Congress, including those that showed when bipartisan compromise was possible and when it was not. Gradually, during this time, the power of basic ... More


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