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Congressional Oversight and Social Welfare Policy

Michael D. Minta

in Oversight: Representing the Interests of Blacks and Latinos in Congress

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149257
eISBN:
9781400840342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149257.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the advocacy efforts of members of Congress for policies designed to help poor people. It investigates whether the differences that exist between black, Latino, and white ... More


Science in Environmental Policy: The Politics of Objective Advice

Ann Campbell Keller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013123
eISBN:
9780262258982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013123.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Scientists often bring issues to the policy agenda, translating scientific questions into everyday language and political terms. When Roger Revelle characterized the Earth as “a spaceship” in ... More


Congressional Hearings and the Politics of Adversarial and Bureaucratic Legalism

Jeb Barnes and Thomas F. Burke

in How Policy Shapes Politics: Rights, Courts, Litigation, and the Struggle Over Injury Compensation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199756117
eISBN:
9780190201944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756117.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes data on political participation and testimony in congressional hearings on adversarial legal injury compensation policies as compared to bureaucratic legal policies. Overall, ... More


Beyond Politics: Child Sexual Abuse and Narrow Neutrality

Nancy Whittier

in Frenemies: Feminists, Conservatives, and Sexual Violence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190235994
eISBN:
9780190236038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190235994.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

Chapter 3 shows how ideologically diverse activists and legislators converged around a narrow, single-issue opposition to child sexual abuse and defined it as a politically neutral issue. The chapter ... More


Introduction

Jared Del Rosso

in Talking About Torture: How Political Discourse Shapes the Debate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170925
eISBN:
9780231539494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170925.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This introductory chapter discusses current political debates on the “torture issue,” as well as the constructionist approach that in this book are applied to select congressional hearings for the ... More


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


The Early Years of the ‘Troubles’

Andrew Sanders

in The Long Peace Process: The United States of America and Northern Ireland, 1960-2008

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786940445
eISBN:
9781789623826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940445.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the conduct of actors in the United States Government during the early years of the violence in Northern Ireland. It considers the reasons for the relatively non-interventionist ... More


The Hearings of 1947

Reynold Humphries

in Hollywood's Blacklists: A Political and Cultural History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624553
eISBN:
9780748651153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624553.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The implications of the congressional hearings that took place in Washington in October 1947 and which were to usher in a period of fear, betrayal and a concerted attack on civil liberties cannot be ... More


A Look Back at the Hearings

David George Surdam

in The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039140
eISBN:
9780252097126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039140.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This conclusion discusses the aftermath of the Congressional hearings. During the hearings, the owners' general prerogatives survived essentially intact, although free agency of some sort was ... More


Inside the Beltway, 1984

Lawrence Badash

in A Nuclear Winter's Tale: Science and Politics in the 1980s

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012720
eISBN:
9780262258531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012720.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During the summer of 1983, the Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA) responded to the possibility that nuclear winter might be a real phenomenon in a prompt and honest manner. Like other government agencies, ... More


The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

David George Surdam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039140
eISBN:
9780252097126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039140.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Between 1951 and 1989, Congress held a series of hearings to investigate the antitrust aspects of professional sports leagues. Among the concerns: ownership control of players, restrictions on new ... More


Introduction

Nancy Whittier

in Frenemies: Feminists, Conservatives, and Sexual Violence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190235994
eISBN:
9780190236038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190235994.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

The introduction lays out a model of social movement relationships that are neither coalitions nor oppositional, including their form and outcomes. It outlines three types of relationships between ... More


None Shall Escape: The Hearings of 1951–1953

Reynold Humphries

in Hollywood's Blacklists: A Political and Cultural History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624553
eISBN:
9780748651153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624553.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

There was little cause for optimism in Hollywood in 1948, yet the events that came to pass within three years must have exceeded the worst fears. In 1949, the Soviet Union exploded its first atom ... More


Introduction

Gerald Horne

in The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

John Howard Lawson is constructed as the epitome of the humorless, rigid, dogmatic, unsmiling, doctrinaire Communist, mixing ruthlessness promiscuously with insensitivity. He may very well be the ... More


Inside the Beltway, 1985

Lawrence Badash

in A Nuclear Winter's Tale: Science and Politics in the 1980s

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012720
eISBN:
9780262258531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012720.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Through 1983 and well into 1984, research on nuclear winter was primarily financed by “discretionary” funds from various government agencies such as the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of ... More


Telling Stories

Patricia Strach

in Hiding Politics in Plain Sight: Cause Marketing, Corporate Influence, and Breast Cancer Policymaking

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190606848
eISBN:
9780190606886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190606848.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 4 provides snapshots of what issues cause marketing addresses and how it addresses them, what issues the policy process addresses and how it addresses them, and how they differ. These ... More


Testing Alternative Explanations for Growth

Lee Drutman

in The Business of America is Lobbying: How Corporations Became Politicized and Politics Became More Corporate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190215514
eISBN:
9780190233655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215514.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter tests alternative explanations for the growth of lobbying. It analyzes three possible explanations: Government is getting “bigger”; government is devoting more attention to issues of ... More


An Overview of the Hearings

David George Surdam

in The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039140
eISBN:
9780252097126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039140.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter provides an overview of the hearings conducted by Congress in the wake of player unrest after World War II and growing demand for new baseball franchises. The Congressional hearings ... More


Introduction

David George Surdam

in The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039140
eISBN:
9780252097126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039140.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book examines the economics of the antitrust aspects of the three professional sports leagues—Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Football League (NFL), and the National Basketball ... More


Player Rights 1951 and 1957

David George Surdam

in The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039140
eISBN:
9780252097126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039140.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines one of the most contentious issues in professional sports leagues that were tackled at the Congressional hearings in 1951 and 1957: player rights. The reserve clause and the ... More


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