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Dynamics of the Great Broadening

Bryan D. Jones, Sean M. Theriault, and Michelle C. Whyman

in The Great Broadening: How the Vast Expansion of the Policymaking Agenda Transformed American Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226625805
eISBN:
9780226626130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226626130.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In Chapter 4, we examine the nuts and bolts of the Great Broadening using the congressional hearings dataset. We show how the step-by-step expansion happened and then how it stopped and even ... More


Agreeing to Disagree, or Disagreeing to Agree: Agenda Content and Rising Partisanship

in Beyond Ideology: Politics, Principles, and Partisanship in the U. S. Senate

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470740
eISBN:
9780226470771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470771.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Ideology does not matter in congressional politics only insofar as individual members have personal beliefs that lead them to take predictable positions. Both Democrats and Republicans have an ... More


Beyond Ideology: Politics, Principles, and Partisanship in the U. S. Senate

Frances E. Lee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470740
eISBN:
9780226470771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470771.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book argues that the congressional agenda includes many issues about which liberals and conservatives generally agree. Even over these matters, though, senators from the Democratic Party and ... More


Conclusions

Eduardo Alemán and George Tsebelis

in Legislative Institutions and Lawmaking in Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777861
eISBN:
9780191823336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777861.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This last chapter reviews some of the important conclusions of the book. First, it discusses empirical findings that show that the lack of a majority government increases the complexity of ... More


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