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

Congress and the politics of problem solving, E. Scott Adler, John D. Wilkerson, (electronic book)

Label
Congress and the politics of problem solving
Title
Congress and the politics of problem solving
Statement of responsibility
E. Scott Adler, John D. Wilkerson
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Congress and the Politics of Problem Solving shows how a simple premise -- voters are willing to hold lawmakers accountable for their collective problem-solving abilities -- can produce novel insights into legislative organization, behavior, and output. 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? Knowing that their prospects for reelection are partly dependent on their collective problem-solving abilities, lawmakers support structures that enhance the legislature's capacity to address problems in society and encourage members to contribute to nonparticularistic policy-making activities. The resulting insights are novel and substantial: Congress' collective performance affects the reelection prospects of incumbents of both parties; the legislative issue agenda can often be predicted years in advance; nearly all important successful legislation originates in committee; most laws pass with bipartisan support; and electorally induced shifts in preferences or partisan control are not robust predictors of policy change. The electoral imperative to address problems in society provides a compelling explanation for these important and provocative findings"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
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Adler, E. Scott
Dewey number
328.73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1021
LC item number
.A45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1939-
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  • Wilkerson, John D.
  • ProQuest (Firm)
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  • Decision making
  • Legislation
  • United States
Label
Congress and the politics of problem solving, E. Scott Adler, John D. Wilkerson, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
EBC1139590
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 246 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781139612517
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1139590
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1139590
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10656312
  • (CaONFJC)MIL458894
  • (OCoLC)828928461
Label
Congress and the politics of problem solving, E. Scott Adler, John D. Wilkerson, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
EBC1139590
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 246 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781139612517
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1139590
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1139590
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10656312
  • (CaONFJC)MIL458894
  • (OCoLC)828928461

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