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Last Subway: The Long Wait for the Next Train in New York City

Philip Mark Plotch

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780801453663
eISBN:
9781501745034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453663.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book is the fascinating and dramatic story behind New York City's struggle to build a new subway line under Second Avenue and improve transit services all across the city. The book reveals why ... More


American Discontent: The Rise of Donald Trump and Decline of the Golden Age

John L. Campbell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190872434
eISBN:
9780190872465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872434.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book is about how Donald Trump, who had no prior public service, became president of the United States. It argues that Trump capitalized on a wave of increasing public discontent that stemmed ... More


Congress Overwhelmed: The Decline in Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform

Timothy M. LaPira, Lee Drutman, and Kevin R. Kosar (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226702438
eISBN:
9780226702605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702605.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Congress is overwhelmed. It has become so overwhelmed its constitutional status as a co-equal branch of government is at serious risk. In this volume, leading congressional scholars explore the ... More


Assessing the US Congress

Ross M. English

in The United States Congress

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063084
eISBN:
9781781700228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063084.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter addresses the question of whether Congress ‘works’. It considers the challenges faced by the modern Congress and introduces the term gridlock, which refers to an inability by the ... More


Reflections on 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/9780300220537.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at several common complaints about Congress. When Americans are asked why they have a negative image of the Congress, three factors appear to stand out. First, Congress is seen as ... More


Preferences of Lawmakers

Jordan M. Ragusa and Nathaniel A. Birkhead

in Congress in Reverse: Repeals from Reconstruction to the Present

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226717333
eISBN:
9780226717500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226717500.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines whether the policy preferences of lawmakers—apart from their party affiliation or problem solving motivations—explain when and why repeals occur. Overall, while there is some ... More


Congress and the Capacity to Act: Overcoming Gridlock in the Senate’s Amendment Process

James Wallner

in Congress Overwhelmed: The Decline in Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226702438
eISBN:
9780226702605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702605.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Congress is broken. For many observers, the reason why is because its members are unable to reach agreement on legislation given the polarized political environment in which they deliberate. Most ... More


Congressional Capacity and Reauthorizations

E. Scott Adler, Stefani R. Langehennig, and Ryan W. Bell

in Congress Overwhelmed: The Decline in Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226702438
eISBN:
9780226702605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702605.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The capacity of Congress to govern is increasingly a concern. In this paper, we focus on one fundamental and sizable responsibility of lawmakers in Washington – renewing and updating the vast array ... More


Congress

in The People's Agents and the Battle to Protect the American Public: Special Interests, Government, and Threats to Health, Safety, and the Environment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226772028
eISBN:
9780226772042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226772042.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter begins with a brief history of the roots of contemporary partisanship. It discusses the changes in the rules documented by Ornstein and Mann, updating their statistics to include the ... More


Agenda Setting and Gridlock in a Multi-Party Coalitional Presidential System: The Case of Brazil

Taeko Hiroi and Lucio R. Rennó

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/9780198777861.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Does the concentration of agenda-setting powers in the president and the governing coalition in the legislature help to overcome institutional and political hindrances to lawmaking in Brazil? This ... More


How Did This Happen?

John L. Campbell

in American Discontent: The Rise of Donald Trump and Decline of the Golden Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190872434
eISBN:
9780190872465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872434.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 1 summarizes the book’s core argument—that Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency did not occur so much from the contingencies of the election per se (e.g. his campaign strategy, Russian ... More


Gridlock, Crisis, and Obama

John L. Campbell

in American Discontent: The Rise of Donald Trump and Decline of the Golden Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190872434
eISBN:
9780190872465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872434.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 7 explains that the financial crisis and Barack Obama’s presidency pushed political polarization into extreme political gridlock in Washington. Americans became disgusted. The 2008 financial ... More


Overcoming gridlock: From global health governance to global governance for health

Ronald Labonté and Arne Ruckert

in Health Equity in a Globalizing Era: Past Challenges, Future Prospects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198835356
eISBN:
9780191872952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835356.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Global health governance describes when health organizations, such as the World Health Organization, hold the policy reins. The existence of too many global bodies often with too little authority and ... More


Why the Growth of Corporate Lobbying Matters

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/9780190215514.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how the growth of corporate lobbying changes the policymaking environment. More lobbying makes political change harder, which largely benefits the previous winners (mostly ... More


The Challenges of Compromise

Jennifer Wolak

in Compromise in an Age of Party Polarization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197510490
eISBN:
9780197510537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510490.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

In a time of party polarization, compromises seem increasingly uncommon in Congress. To what degree can this be attributed to the demands of the electorate? If people value partisan fidelity and ... More


The Democratic Consequences of Dueling Facts

Morgan Marietta and David C. Barker

in One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190677176
eISBN:
9780190677206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677176.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 10 introduces the Consequences section of the book, providing an overview of the democratic consequences of dueling fact perceptions. The clear consequences include greater public ignorance, ... More


The Possibilities and Limits of Going Public in Congress

C. Danielle Vinson

in Congress and the Media: Beyond Institutional Power

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190632243
eISBN:
9780190632281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190632243.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Given the factors that influence congressional members’ interest in going public and their ability to attract attention—their formal political power, media interest in them, the political context, ... More


Term Limits in South Korea: Promises and Perils

Fiona Yap

in The Politics of Presidential Term Limits

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837404
eISBN:
9780191874109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837404.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

South Korea’s single five-year term limit for the presidency is among the shortest office terms for a head of government. This chapter traces constitutional revisions in the country before and ... More


Economic Inequality, Federalism, and the New Economic Populism

William W. Franko and Christopher Witko

in The New Economic Populism: How States Respond to Economic Inequality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190671013
eISBN:
9780190671044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190671013.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

In this chapter the authors develop a key argument that provides the broader backdrop for the detailed examination of state responses to growing income inequality, which is that the current federal ... More


The New Economic Populism and the Future of Inequality in the United States

William W. Franko and Christopher Witko

in The New Economic Populism: How States Respond to Economic Inequality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190671013
eISBN:
9780190671044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190671013.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

The authors conclude the book by recapping their arguments and empirical results, and discussing the possibilities for the “new economic populism” to promote egalitarian economic outcomes in the face ... More


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