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Underdog Politics: The Minority Party in the U.S. House of Representatives

Matthew N. Green

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300181036
eISBN:
9780300182262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181036.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book disputes the conventional belief that the minority party in the US House of Representatives is an unimportant political player. Examining the record of the House minority party from 1970 to ... More


The Politics of the Minority Party

Matthew N. Green

in Underdog Politics: The Minority Party in the U.S. House of Representatives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300181036
eISBN:
9780300182262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181036.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter presents an overview of the development of the minority party in the US. It addresses changes in House minority party tactics, especially with the rise of a more partisan, media-centric ... More


Legislating

Matthew N. Green

in Underdog Politics: The Minority Party in the U.S. House of Representatives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300181036
eISBN:
9780300182262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181036.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at the basic politics of House minority party legislating. It explores how the lawmaking activity of the party has changed since 1970 as its opportunities to shape legislation have ... More


Messaging

Matthew N. Green

in Underdog Politics: The Minority Party in the U.S. House of Representatives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300181036
eISBN:
9780300182262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181036.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the effects of US House minority party messaging. It specifically explores how minority messaging may shape public opinion, especially toward Congress. It reveals that the ... More


Electioneering

Matthew N. Green

in Underdog Politics: The Minority Party in the U.S. House of Representatives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300181036
eISBN:
9780300182262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181036.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the electioneering of the House minority party in the US. Electioneering is the most direct way to win elections. The chapter highlights three activities in electioneering: ... More


Obstructing

Matthew N. Green

in Underdog Politics: The Minority Party in the U.S. House of Representatives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300181036
eISBN:
9780300182262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181036.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on obstructing floor proceedings. It starts with three noteworthy instances in which delay was significant and obstruction was the minority party's clear intent, discussing why ... More


Derby's Second Premiership: 1858–1859

Angus Hawkins

in The Forgotten Prime Minister: The 14th Earl of Derby

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199204410
eISBN:
9780191695575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204410.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses the second premiership of Lord Derby from 1858 to 1859. Derby became Great Britain's prime minister for the second time in February 1858. However, like his first term in ... 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


Four Decades 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/9780190632243.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 2 examines which members of Congress are likely to succeed in getting news coverage, the issues they focus on, and how strategies and approaches have changed over time. In general, party ... More


Introduction: Congress Goes Public

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/9780190632243.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 1 considers why members of Congress may want to use media to influence policy in the wake of several historical developments and the obstacles members may face. The decline of traditional ... More


Life in the Minority Caucus

Tom Berg

in Minnesota's Miracle: Learning from the Government That Worked

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680528
eISBN:
9781452948690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680528.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter initially recounts the life of Minority Leader Martin Olav Sabo, leading up to his involvement in politics. Sabo’s legislative life started when he was elected into the Minnesota ... More


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