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The Resource Congress and the politics of problem solving, E. Scott Adler, John D. Wilkerson

Congress and the politics of problem solving, E. Scott Adler, John D. Wilkerson

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Congress and the politics of problem solving
Title
Congress and the politics of problem solving
Statement of responsibility
E. Scott Adler, John D. Wilkerson
Title variation
Congress & the Politics of Problem Solving
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How do issues end up on the agenda? Why do lawmakers routinely invest in program oversight and broad policy development? What considerations drive legislative policy change? For many, Congress is an institution consumed by partisan bickering and gridlock. Yet the institution's long history of addressing significant societal problems - even in recent years - seems to contradict this view. Congress and the Politics of Problem Solving argues that the willingness of many voters to hold elected officials accountable for societal conditions is central to appreciating why Congress responds to problems despite the many reasons mustered for why it cannot. The authors show that, across decades of policy making, problem-solving motivations explain why bipartisanship is a common pattern of congressional behavior and offer the best explanation for legislative issue attention and policy change
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UkCbUP
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Adler, E. Scott
Dewey number
328.73
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1021
LC item number
.A45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
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Wilkerson, John D.
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  • Decision making
  • Legislation
  • United States
Label
Congress and the politics of problem solving, E. Scott Adler, John D. Wilkerson
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Congress and the politics of problem solving -- 2. Problem-focused voters and congressional accountability -- 3. Congressional approval and incumbent accountability -- 4. Problem-solving constraints and legislative institutions -- 5. Agenda scarcity, problem solving, and temporary legislation -- 6. Rethinking committee reform -- 7. Agenda setting in a problem-solving legislature -- 8. Problem solving and policy focal points -- 9. Problem solving and the dynamics of policy change -- 10. Problem solving and American politics
Control code
CR9781139150842
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139150842
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Congress and the politics of problem solving, E. Scott Adler, John D. Wilkerson
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Congress and the politics of problem solving -- 2. Problem-focused voters and congressional accountability -- 3. Congressional approval and incumbent accountability -- 4. Problem-solving constraints and legislative institutions -- 5. Agenda scarcity, problem solving, and temporary legislation -- 6. Rethinking committee reform -- 7. Agenda setting in a problem-solving legislature -- 8. Problem solving and policy focal points -- 9. Problem solving and the dynamics of policy change -- 10. Problem solving and American politics
Control code
CR9781139150842
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139150842
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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