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Explaining Lawmaking in the United States, 1877–1994

John S. Lapinski

in The Substance of Representation: Congress, American Political Development, and Lawmaking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137810
eISBN:
9781400848638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137810.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter turns to lawmaking and shows that legislative productivity varies considerably by policy issue area. Specifically, it illustrates that the key determinants of legislative productivity ... More


Conclusion: Postpassage Resolution and Legislative Outcomes

Josh M. Ryan

in The Congressional Endgame: Interchamber Bargaining and Compromise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226582061
eISBN:
9780226582375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226582375.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The post-passage resolution process works surprisingly well. Legislation almost never fails, and consistent with the Framers' desires, there is strong evidence that most bills become more moderate ... More


Strong Presidents, Weak Parties, and Agenda Setting: Lawmaking in Democratic Peru

Aldo F. Ponce

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/9780198777861.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the distribution of legislative agenda setting power in Peru. It confirms the conventional view that the president is a key actor in the lawmaking process. It shows that ... 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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