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Introduction

Jeffery A. Jenkins and Charles Stewart III

in Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691118123
eISBN:
9781400845460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691118123.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book investigates the history of organizational politics in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1789 to the present. It argues that the history of how speakership elections developed was ... More


Caucus Governance and the Emergence of the Organizational Cartel, 1861–1891

Jeffery A. Jenkins and Charles Stewart III

in Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691118123
eISBN:
9781400845460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691118123.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the emergence of the organizational cartel based on caucus decision making during the period 1861–1891. It considers how the caucus-induced, organizational arrangement solved ... More


Conclusion

Jeffery A. Jenkins and Charles Stewart III

in Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691118123
eISBN:
9781400845460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691118123.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter summarizes the key points raised by the book, with particular emphasis on questions of organizational control, party-building, and party strength in Congress. It begins with a discussion ... More


Institutional Partisanship and Roll Call Voting

Tracy L. Osborn

in How Women Represent Women: Political Parties, Gender and Representation in the State Legislatures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199845347
eISBN:
9780199949397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845347.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 6 offers the final empirical test of party identity and institutional partisanship using roll call votes in the state legislative chambers. Party identity pervades roll call voting, in that ... More


Party Identity and Institutional Partisanship in Agenda-Setting

Tracy L. Osborn

in How Women Represent Women: Political Parties, Gender and Representation in the State Legislatures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199845347
eISBN:
9780199949397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845347.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 5 examines the bills that women legislators introduce to the legislative agenda using the subsample of 10 state houses. Though women legislators introduce significantly more women’s issues ... More


Agenda Influence and Tabling Motions in the U.S. Senate

Chris Den Hartog and Nathan W. Monroe

in Why Not Parties?: Party Effects in the United States Senate

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226534879
eISBN:
9780226534947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534947.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the majority party's use of motions to table as a means of killing unwanted amendments. It does so as part of a larger project in which a new theoretical framework is proposed ... More


Scoring the Senate: Scorecards, Parties, and Roll-Call Votes

Jason M. Roberts and Lauren Cohen Bell

in Why Not Parties?: Party Effects in the United States Senate

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226534879
eISBN:
9780226534947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534947.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter compares the relative success of the majority party in the House and the Senate. After first discussing the theoretical underpinnings of the study, it analyzes the effects of legislative ... More


Distributive and Partisan Politics in the U.S. Senate: An Exploration of Earmarks

Michael H. Crespin and Charles J. Finocchiaro

in Why Not Parties?: Party Effects in the United States Senate

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226534879
eISBN:
9780226534947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534947.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines whether and to what degree the distribution of pork-barrel project dollars across states is biased toward the majority party. It begins with a review of the literature on ... More


Minority-Party Power in the Senate and House of Representatives

Sean Gailmard and Jeffery A. Jenkins

in Why Not Parties?: Party Effects in the United States Senate

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226534879
eISBN:
9780226534947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534947.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the conventional wisdom that the minority is considerably stronger in the Senate. If the Senate's institutional arrangements do confer more power on the minority party as ... More


The Janata Experiment, 1977–9

Bidyut Chakrabarty

in FORGING POWER: Coalition Politics in India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676761
eISBN:
9780199081554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676761.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the coalition experiment of the Janata Party in 1977 and evaluates its importance in the context of the regionalization of Indian politics. The Janata Party alliance exemplified ... More


Greece

Despina Alexiadou

in Ideologues, Partisans, and Loyalists: Ministers and Policymaking in Parliamentary Cabinets

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198755715
eISBN:
9780191816864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755715.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Comparative Politics

Chapter 9 investigates the policy role of Greek ministers of social affairs, employment, and finance. Starting in 1981 to the year 2000, the chapter study four social democratic single-party majority ... More


Introduction: 1968

in Measuring Judicial Independence: The Political Economy of Judging in Japan

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226703886
eISBN:
9780226703879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703879.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This book asks whether Japanese judges face career incentives with a political bias. The radical left has been wrong about many things, but they were right about the courts. Japanese judges do need ... More


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