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194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: E-government and e-governance
  • E-governance era : paradigm shifts and megatrends, Janus face of technology, digital divide, and the hype curve/hype cycle
  • Technology models and societal preferences : technology acceptance model (TAM), diffusion of innovation (DOI), and web trust
  • Scientific knowledge, technocrats, and the role of the expert
  • Open innovation, advancements in technological innovation and the impact of modern networks on participation
  • Deliberative democracy and citizen participation
  • Modern deliberative democracy means and web 2.0 technology : social media and crowdsourcing
  • Modern deliberative democracy means and web 2.0 technology : suggestion boxes, deliberative mini-publics, citizen review panels, deliberative polls and public meetings
  • E-governance, deliberative democracy and voting processes : part one
  • E-governance, deliberative democracy and voting processes : part two.
E-Governance as a field of study is relatively new when considered within the broader historical context of US democracy. The advent of the modern Internet in the early 1990s yielded new technologies that began to shift citizen expectations of how government can -- and in many cases should -- govern. Though innovations continue to emerge at a rapid pace, these technologies may be used to reinforce long-held deliberative democracy principles, including transparency, accountability and flexibility. Advances in E-Governance offers a comprehensive exploration of the role that technological innovation plays in facilitating government action and citizen participation. In this timely book, author Anthony Trotta differentiates e-governance from e-government and examines the increasingly important role social media and crowdsourcing have come to play in our democracy, and the interactions between technology, polling, voting, and outcomes. Including practical cases ranging from DMV registration to online tax filing and markers of successful implementation, Advances in E-Governance carefully addresses how the adoption and expansion of electronic platforms align with new government paradigms and looks to future trends in this rapidly expanding field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498701181 20170925
Law Library (Crown)
Book
227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • A people's country
  • Broke and patriotic
  • Heading to Alabama and Montana
  • The last hope
  • The land of milk and honey
  • Freedom
  • Reconciling poverty and patriotism
  • An unshakeable bond.
Why are poor Americans so patriotic? They have significantly worse social benefits compared to other Western nations, and studies show that the American Dream of upward mobility is, for them, largely a myth. So why do these people love their country? Why have they not risen up to demand more from a system that is failing them? In Broke and Patriotic, Francesco Duina contends that the best way to answer these questions is to speak directly to America's most impoverished. Spending time in bus stations, Laundromats, senior citizen centers, homeless shelters, public libraries, and fast food restaurants, Duina conducted over sixty revealing interviews in which his participants explain how they view themselves and their country. He masterfully weaves their words into three narratives. First, America's poor still see their country as the "last hope" for themselves and the world: America offers its people a sense of dignity, closeness to God, and answers to most of humanity's problems. Second, America is still the "land of milk and honey:" a very rich and generous country where those who work hard can succeed. Third, America is the freest country on earth where self-determination is still possible. This book offers a stirring portrait of the people left behind by their country and left out of the national conversation. By giving them a voice, Duina sheds new light on a sector of American society that we are only beginning to recognize as a powerful force in shaping the country's future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804799690 20171121
Law Library (Crown)
Book
227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • A people's country
  • Broke and patriotic
  • Heading to Alabama and Montana
  • The last hope
  • The land of milk and honey
  • Freedom
  • Reconciling poverty and patriotism
  • An unshakeable bond.
Why are poor Americans so patriotic? They have significantly worse social benefits compared to other Western nations, and studies show that the American Dream of upward mobility is, for them, largely a myth. So why do these people love their country? Why have they not risen up to demand more from a system that is failing them? In Broke and Patriotic, Francesco Duina contends that the best way to answer these questions is to speak directly to America's most impoverished. Spending time in bus stations, Laundromats, senior citizen centers, homeless shelters, public libraries, and fast food restaurants, Duina conducted over sixty revealing interviews in which his participants explain how they view themselves and their country. He masterfully weaves their words into three narratives. First, America's poor still see their country as the "last hope" for themselves and the world: America offers its people a sense of dignity, closeness to God, and answers to most of humanity's problems. Second, America is still the "land of milk and honey:" a very rich and generous country where those who work hard can succeed. Third, America is the freest country on earth where self-determination is still possible. This book offers a stirring portrait of the people left behind by their country and left out of the national conversation. By giving them a voice, Duina sheds new light on a sector of American society that we are only beginning to recognize as a powerful force in shaping the country's future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804799690 20171121
Green Library
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viii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Preface 1. Evaluating American Elections: Are They Working Well?, by Todd Donovan Part I: Voting and Participation: Changing Who Votes 2. Compulsory Voting and the United States, by Shane P. Singh 3. Race and the Right to Vote: The Modern Barrier of Voter ID Laws, by Hannah Walker, Gabriel Sanchez, Stephen Nuno, and Matt Barreto 4. Provisional Votes: An Election Reform to Count More Votes, by Martha Kropf and Holly Whisman 5. One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: The Curious Case of Immigrant Voting Rights, by Ron Hayduk Part II: Electoral Rules and Systems: Changing How We Vote 6. Changing How America Votes for President, by Caroline J. Tolbert and Kellen Gracey 7. Redistricting and Representation: Searching for "Fairness" between the Lines, by Vladimir Kogan and Eric McGhee 8. Ranked Choice Voting: A Different Way of Casting and Counting Votes, by David C. Kimball and Joseph Anthony 9. The Impact of Electoral Rules on Minority Representation, by Jason P. Casellas and Kenicia Wright 10. The Fair Representation Act for Congress, by Rob Richie and Drew Spencer Penrose Part III: Changing the Roles of Parties and Money 11. What's Rules Got to Do with It? Parties, Reform, and Selection in the Presidential Nomination Process, by Jason S. Byers and Jamie L. Carson 12. Signature Requirements and Ballot Access for Non-Major Party Candidates, by Barry C. Burden and Jordan Hsu 13. Third Parties and the Fight for Electoral Reform, by Brian Brox 14. Campaign Finance in U.S. Politics: An Era without Limits, by Lonna Rae Atkeson and Wendy L. Hansen 15. When Do Election Rules Change?, by Todd Donovan References Index Contributors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442276079 20170522
Democracy requires conversations about how its practice can be improved. This is an enduring theme in American politics, and demands for change in how we conduct elections are highly salient today. The crisis of the 2000 presidential election generated demands for changes in election rules, but the response was muted. After 2000, several states adopted photo ID laws, and other rules that made it more difficult to vote. The 2010 Citizens United decision heralded in deregulation of campaign finance. The Voting Rights Act was weakened by The Court in 2013. More recently, the unprecedented presidential election of 2016 generated accusations from the left and right that America's elections were 'a rigged system' of caucuses, conventions, and campaign finance desperately in need of reforms. Changing How America Votes is an edited volume comprised of 15 short substantive chapters on various specific reform topics that examine how electoral democracy in the United States is working, and how it might be improved. Editor Todd Donovan has written brief introductory and concluding chapters, and very brief introductions to the following three thematic sections that divide the readings accordingly: Voting and Participation: Changing Who Votes; Electoral Rules and Systems: Changing How We Vote; and Changing the Role of Parties and Money. In order to facilitate student learning and assist instructors' ability to use the book, this edited volume reads as a coherent text. The contributors, many of whom are accomplished scholars, or who write frequent blog posts and Op-Ed pieces, were asked to write as accessibly as possible for an undergraduate audience, and address many of the following topics: * Why is this issue important? * What would a proposed reform look like? * What are arguments in favor of the proposal? * Is there evidence it might make a difference, and what difference would it make? * Beyond the evidence, is it the right thing to do? List of contributors: Joseph Anthony, Lonna Rae Atkeson, Matt Barreto , Brian Brox, Barry C. Burden, Jason S. Byers, Jamie L. Carson, Jason P. Casellas, Kellen Gracey, Wendy L. Hansen, Ron Hayduk, Jordan Hsu, David C. Kimball, Vladimir Kogan, Martha Kropf, Eric McGhee, Stephen Nuno, Drew Spencer Penrose, Rob Richie, Gabriel Sanchez, Shane P. Singh, Caroline J. Tolbert, Hannah Walker, Holly Whisman, and Kenicia Wright.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442276079 20170522
Green Library
Book
viii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Evaluating American elections : are they working well? / Todd Donovan
  • Compulsory voting and the United States / Shane P. Singh
  • Race and the right to vote : the modern barrier of voter ID laws / Hannah Walker, Gabriel Sanchez, Stephen Nuno, and Matt Barreto
  • Provisional votes : an election reform to count more votes / Martha Kropf and Holly Whisman
  • One step forward, two steps back : the curious case of immigrant voting rights / Ron Hayduk
  • Changing how America votes for President / Caroline J. Tolbert and Kellen Gracey
  • Redistricting and representation : searching for "fairness" between the lines / Vladimir Kogan and Eric McGhee
  • Ranked choice voting : a different way of casting and counting votes / David C. Kimball and Joseph Anthony
  • The impact of electoral rules on minority representation / Jason P. Casellas and Kenicia Wright The Fair Representation Act for Congress / Rob Richie and Drew Spencer Penrose
  • What's rules got to do with it? : parties, reform, and selection in the presidential nomination process / Jason S. Byers and Jamie L. Carson
  • Signature requirements and ballot access for non-major party candidates / Barry C. Burden and Jordan Hsu
  • Third parties and the fight for electoral reform / Brian Brox
  • Campaign finance in U.S. Politics : an era without limits / Lonna Rae Atkeson and Wendy L. Hansen
  • When do election rules change? / Todd Donovan.
Democracy requires conversations about how its practice can be improved. This is an enduring theme in American politics, and demands for change in how we conduct elections are highly salient today. The crisis of the 2000 presidential election generated demands for changes in election rules, but the response was muted. After 2000, several states adopted photo ID laws, and other rules that made it more difficult to vote. The 2010 Citizens United decision heralded in deregulation of campaign finance. The Voting Rights Act was weakened by The Court in 2013. More recently, the unprecedented presidential election of 2016 generated accusations from the left and right that America's elections were 'a rigged system' of caucuses, conventions, and campaign finance desperately in need of reforms. Changing How America Votes is an edited volume comprised of 15 short substantive chapters on various specific reform topics that examine how electoral democracy in the United States is working, and how it might be improved. Editor Todd Donovan has written brief introductory and concluding chapters, and very brief introductions to the following three thematic sections that divide the readings accordingly: Voting and Participation: Changing Who Votes; Electoral Rules and Systems: Changing How We Vote; and Changing the Role of Parties and Money. In order to facilitate student learning and assist instructors' ability to use the book, this edited volume reads as a coherent text. The contributors, many of whom are accomplished scholars, or who write frequent blog posts and Op-Ed pieces, were asked to write as accessibly as possible for an undergraduate audience, and address many of the following topics: * Why is this issue important? * What would a proposed reform look like? * What are arguments in favor of the proposal? * Is there evidence it might make a difference, and what difference would it make? * Beyond the evidence, is it the right thing to do? List of contributors: Joseph Anthony, Lonna Rae Atkeson, Matt Barreto , Brian Brox, Barry C. Burden, Jason S. Byers, Jamie L. Carson, Jason P. Casellas, Kellen Gracey, Wendy L. Hansen, Ron Hayduk, Jordan Hsu, David C. Kimball, Vladimir Kogan, Martha Kropf, Eric McGhee, Stephen Nuno, Drew Spencer Penrose, Rob Richie, Gabriel Sanchez, Shane P. Singh, Caroline J. Tolbert, Hannah Walker, Holly Whisman, and Kenicia Wright.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442276079 20170522
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xi, 238 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Preface The Setting: Broadening the Presidential Talent Pool---for Better and Worse - Michael Nelson The Nominations: The Road to a Much-Disliked General Election - William G. Mayer The Election: The Allure of the Outsider - Marc J. Hetherington Voting Behavior: Continuity and Confusion in the Electorate - Nicole E. Mellow The Media: Covering Donald Trump - Marjorie Randon Hershey Campaign Finance: Where Big Money Mattered and Where It Didn't - Marian Currinder Congress: Nationalized, Polarized, and Partisan - Gary C. Jacobson The Presidency: Donald Trump and the Question of Fitness - Paul J. Quirk The Meaning of the 2016 Election: The President as Minority Leader - Andrew Rudalevige.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781506378084 20170605
Bringing together a host of distinguished scholars, Michael Nelson's The Elections of 2016 reliably delivers chapters written specifically for this volume, offering readers historical perspective as well as a forward look at implications for the American political system.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781506378084 20170605
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1. Building Blocs: Groups and Contested Party Transformations Chapter 2. Overcoming a Troubled History: Civil Rights Groups Seek a Coalition with Labor Chapter 3. Labor's Interest in a Civil Rights Coalition Chapter 4. Twisting the Donkey's Tail: How Groups Changed a Reluctant Party Chapter 5. Maintaining the Democratic Trajectory on Civil Rights Chapter 6. Conservative Christians Before the Christian Right Chapter 7. A Christian Right Takes Shape Chapter 8. The First Wave of Cultural Conservative Politics Chapter 9. Eating the Elephant, One Bite at a Time: Influencing a National Party Through State Politics Chapter 10. Conversions: Republican Nominations After Reagan Chapter 11. Other Evidence: Populism and Gay Rights Conclusion Notes Manuscript Sources Index Acknowledgments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812249637 20171204
The United States has scores of potential issues and ideologies but only two major political parties. How parties respond to competing demands for their attention is therefore central to American democracy. First to the Party argues that organized groups set party agendas by invading party nominations to support candidates committed to their interests. Where the nominees then go, the parties also go. Using in-depth archival research and interviews with activists, Christopher Baylor applies this proposition to the two most important party transformations of the twentieth century: the Democratic Party's embrace of civil rights in the 1940s and 50s, and the Republican Party's embrace of cultural conservatism in the 1980s. The choices made by the parties in these circumstances were less a response to candidates or general electoral pressures than to activist and group influences on nominations. Party change is ultimately rooted in group change, which in turn is ultimately rooted in the coalitional and organizational challenges confronting groups. Baylor surveys the factors that determine whether a coalition is viable, including issue overlap, the approval of their own members and staff, and the ability to reach new audiences. Whether groups succeed in transforming parties depends largely on choosing the right allies and adjusting accordingly. In moments of profound party change, the prevailing political forces come to light. With its fine-grained analysis of major party change, First to the Party offers new insight into the classic issues confronting parties, representation, and democracy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812249637 20171204
Green Library
Book
viii, 139 pages ; 23 cm
  • Table of Contents Preface Chapter 1: What this book is about Chapter 2: Technology Vectors Chapter 3: Analysis Vectors Chapter 4: Governance Vectors Chapter 5: Looking Ahead Summing Up Looking Ahead.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509520299 20171227
Intelligence is, by definition, a shadowy business. Yet many aspects of this secret world are now more openly analyzed and discussed, a trend which has inevitably prompted lively debate about intelligence gathering and analysis: what should be allowed? What boundaries, if any, should be drawn? And what changes and challenges lie ahead for intelligence activities and agencies? In this compelling book, leading intelligence scholar Mark Lowenthal explores the future of intelligence. There are, he argues, three broad areas information technology and intelligence collection; analysis; and governance that indicate the potential for rather dramatic change in the world of intelligence. But whether these important vectors for change will improve how intelligence works or make it more difficult remains to be seen. The only certainty is that intelligence will remain an essential feature of statecraft in our increasingly dangerous world. Drawing on the author's forty years' experience in U.S. intelligence, The Future of Intelligence offers a broad and authoritative starting point for the ongoing debate about what intelligence could be and how it may function in the years ahead.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509520299 20171227
Green Library
Book
38 pages : illustrations, charts ; 23 cm
Green Library
Book
ix, 128 pages ; 22 cm.
  • 1. The Micropolitics of Accountability2. The Street Commissioner's Records3. The Right to Know Emerges4. Community as Corporation5. The Home Rule Idea6. The Limits of the Vote7. The Expert Fights Back8. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319682570 20171204
At the foundations of our modern conception of open government are a handful of disgruntled citizens in the Progressive Era who demanded accountability from their local officials, were rebuffed, and then brought their cases to court. Drawing on newspaper accounts, angry letters to editors, local histories, and court records, David Ress uncovers a number of miniature yet critical moments in the history of government accountability, tracing its decline as the gap between citizens and officials widened with the idea of the community as corporation and citizens as consumers. Together, these moments tell the story of how a nation thought about democracy and the place of the individual in an increasingly complex society, with important lessons for policy makers, journalists, and activists today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319682570 20171204
Green Library
Book
399 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • The idea of responsible partisanship, 1945-1952
  • Democrats and the politics of principle, 1952-1960
  • A choice, not an echo, 1945-1964
  • Power in movement, 1961-1968
  • The age of party reform, 1968-1975
  • The making of a vanguard party, 1969-1980
  • Liberal alliance-building for lean times, 1972-1980
  • Dawn of a new party period, 1980-2000
  • Conclusion polarization without responsibility, 2000-2016.
Even in this most partisan and dysfunctional of eras, we can all agree on one thing: Washington is broken. Politicians take increasingly inflexible and extreme positions, leading to gridlock, partisan warfare, and the sense that our seats of government are nothing but cesspools of hypocrisy, childishness, and waste. The shocking reality, though, is that modern polarization was a deliberate project carried out by Democratic and Republican activists. In The Polarizers, Sam Rosenfeld details why bipartisanship was seen as a problem in the postwar period and how polarization was then cast as the solution. Republicans and Democrats feared that they were becoming too similar, and that a mushy consensus imperiled their agendas and even American democracy itself. Thus began a deliberate move to match ideology with party label with the toxic results we now endure. Rosenfeld reveals the specific politicians, intellectuals, and operatives who worked together to heighten partisan discord, showing that our system today is not (solely) a product of gradual structural shifts but of deliberate actions motivated by specific agendas. Rosenfeld reveals that the story of Washington's transformation is both significantly institutional and driven by grassroots influences on both the left and the right.The Polarizers brilliantly challenges and overturns our conventional narrative about partisanship, but perhaps most importantly, it points us toward a new consensus: if we deliberately created today's dysfunctional environment, we can deliberately change it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226407258 20180115
Green Library
Book
399 pages ; 24 cm
  • The idea of responsible partisanship, 1945-1952
  • Democrats and the politics of principle, 1952-1960
  • A choice, not an echo, 1945-1964
  • Power in movement, 1961-1968
  • The age of party reform, 1968-1975
  • The making of a vanguard party, 1969-1980
  • Liberal alliance-building for lean times, 1972-1980
  • Dawn of a new party period, 1980-2000
  • Conclusion polarization without responsibility, 2000-2016.
Even in this most partisan and dysfunctional of eras, we can all agree on one thing: Washington is broken. Politicians take increasingly inflexible and extreme positions, leading to gridlock, partisan warfare, and the sense that our seats of government are nothing but cesspools of hypocrisy, childishness, and waste. The shocking reality, though, is that modern polarization was a deliberate project carried out by Democratic and Republican activists. In The Polarizers, Sam Rosenfeld details why bipartisanship was seen as a problem in the postwar period and how polarization was then cast as the solution. Republicans and Democrats feared that they were becoming too similar, and that a mushy consensus imperiled their agendas and even American democracy itself. Thus began a deliberate move to match ideology with party label with the toxic results we now endure. Rosenfeld reveals the specific politicians, intellectuals, and operatives who worked together to heighten partisan discord, showing that our system today is not (solely) a product of gradual structural shifts but of deliberate actions motivated by specific agendas. Rosenfeld reveals that the story of Washington's transformation is both significantly institutional and driven by grassroots influences on both the left and the right.The Polarizers brilliantly challenges and overturns our conventional narrative about partisanship, but perhaps most importantly, it points us toward a new consensus: if we deliberately created today's dysfunctional environment, we can deliberately change it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226407258 20180115
Business Library
Book
xvii, 121 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Green Library
Book
11 PDFs (xix, 191 pages)
  • Chapter 1. Creating a stereotype of a race as dangerous, unintelligent, and lazy: examining consequences of cultural and psychological conditioning in America
  • Chapter 2. An overview of the impact of racial hate and its manifestation of homegrown terrorism in America
  • Chapter 3. Trade's impact on the profits and losses for American workers
  • Chapter 4. S.N.A.P. today, Medicare tomorrow: save a dollar, sacrifice a child or grandmother
  • Chapter 5. What I think I heard you say: learning how to improve challenging social and political interactions
  • Chapter 6. Decoding difference: how we treat "others" examining the effects of marginalizing those viewed as different.
America has the reputation of being one of the wealthiest and most powerful countries in the world, yet within its borders social problems persist and negatively impact Americans. Though profound changes are taking place in the social, economic, and cultural contexts of America, they are precipitated by the urge for equal opportunity and social justice.Socio-Economic and Education Factors Impacting American Political Systems: Emerging Research and Opportunities provides emerging research on the most current issues facing the American public and political system. While highlighting the changes America is making in the social, economic, and cultural regions of society, readers will learn how these changes are coming to shape their lives in the country. This book is an important resource for undergraduate and graduate students and professionals seeking current research on how social, economic, and educational issues impact the American political system and policies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522538431 20171211
Book
xi, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
xx, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
xii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
The Accountability State provides an overview of American federal Inspectors General and analyzes their development and capacity to contribute to new forms of democratic legitimacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780700623983 20170502
Green Library
Book
xii, 275 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Quis custodiet ipsos custodies?
  • "Once you've met one IG, you've met one IG" : modes of monitory democratic practice
  • An inspector calls (with apologies to J. B. Priestley) : the inspector general category
  • Bungling bureaucrats : searching for an independent state
  • A political democracy at state : protecting passport privacy, 1992-2008
  • Lawyers out of court : guarding the guardians at justice
  • A constitutional democracy at justice : forging democratic norms in the war on terror, 2002-2010
  • From terror to hurricanes : crafting emergency governance at Homeland Security
  • A managerial democracy at Homeland Security : a web of accountability in the Gulf Coast recovery project, 2005-2009
  • Forging a new democratic form : cometh the hour, cometh the inspector
  • Conclusion: Quis custodiet custodem ipsum custodom?
The Accountability State provides an overview of American federal Inspectors General and analyzes their development and capacity to contribute to new forms of democratic legitimacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780700623983 20170605
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xiv, 170 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • State delegations in Congress
  • A history of state delegations
  • State delegations and legislative behavior in the House
  • State delegations and legislative behavior in the Senate
  • Agenda crossover in the US Congress
  • Rethinking state delegations in Congress.
Agenda Crossover updates our understanding of state delegations, exploring how they influence representation and responsiveness in Congress today. The theory of agenda crossover posits that members of the House and Senate have much to gain from monitoring the legislative agendas of other members of the delegation, especially those in the opposite chamber. Treul clearly demonstrates that individual members of delegations still utilize their fellow delegates in order to help them respond to constituents and enhance their own electoral success. It is argued that on certain issues - particularly the ones most relevant to a state's economy - members of Congress are willing to set aside partisan differences and work across the aisle. In this way, these bicameral connections between members of a state delegation - even across party lines - can, at times, trump the power of party in Congress.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107183568 20170621
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xiv, 170 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1. State delegations in Congress-- 2. A history of state delegations-- 3. State delegations and legislative behavior in the House-- 4. State delegations and legislative behavior in the Senate-- 5. Agenda crossover in the US Congress-- 6. Rethinking state delegations in Congress-- Appendix A. Interviews-- Appendix B. Wisconsin's unwritten rule.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107183568 20170621
Agenda Crossover updates our understanding of state delegations, exploring how they influence representation and responsiveness in Congress today. The theory of agenda crossover posits that members of the House and Senate have much to gain from monitoring the legislative agendas of other members of the delegation, especially those in the opposite chamber. Treul clearly demonstrates that individual members of delegations still utilize their fellow delegates in order to help them respond to constituents and enhance their own electoral success. It is argued that on certain issues - particularly the ones most relevant to a state's economy - members of Congress are willing to set aside partisan differences and work across the aisle. In this way, these bicameral connections between members of a state delegation - even across party lines - can, at times, trump the power of party in Congress.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107183568 20170621
Green Library