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The Resource Perpetuating the pork barrel : policy subsystems and American democracy, Robert M. Stein, Kenneth N. Bickers

Perpetuating the pork barrel : policy subsystems and American democracy, Robert M. Stein, Kenneth N. Bickers

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Perpetuating the pork barrel : policy subsystems and American democracy
Title
Perpetuating the pork barrel
Title remainder
policy subsystems and American democracy
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Stein, Kenneth N. Bickers
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book details the policy subsystems - links among members of Congress, interest groups, program beneficiaries, federal and subnational government agencies - that blanket the American political landscape. Robert Stein and Kenneth Bickers have constructed a database detailing federal outlays to Congressional districts for each federal program, and use it to examine four myths about the impact of policy subsystems on American government and democratic practice. These include the myth that policy subsystems are a major contributor to the federal deficit; that once created, federal programs grow inexorably and rarely die; that to garner support for their programs, subsystem actors seek to universalize the geographic scope of program benefits; and that the flow of program benefits to constituencies in congressional districts ensures the re-election of legislators
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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1950-
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Stein, Robert M.
Dewey number
336.3/9/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HJ275
LC item number
.S728 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bickers, Kenneth N.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grants-in-aid
  • Economic assistance, Domestic
  • Budget deficits
  • Campaign funds
  • Item veto
  • United States
  • Democracy
Label
Perpetuating the pork barrel : policy subsystems and American democracy, Robert M. Stein, Kenneth N. Bickers
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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. Policy subsystems and the pork barrel -- 2. The programmatic expansion of U.S. domestic spending -- 3. The geographic scope of domestic spending: A test of the universalism thesis -- 4. A portfolio theory of policy subsystems -- 5. Policy subsystem adaptability and resilience in the Reagan period -- 6. PAC contributions and the distribution of domestic assistance programs -- 7. Congressional elections and the pork barrel -- 8. Policy subsystems in practice and democratic theory -- App. 1 Descriptive data base of domestic assistance programs -- App. 2 Geographical data base of domestic assistance awards -- App. 3 Programs by agency and policy type -- App. 4 Departments and their distributive policy agencies -- App. 5 Federal agencies in four cabinet departments: Budgetary changes proposed by the Reagan administration for FY1983 -- App. 6 Financial assistance programs by public law bundle-- App. 7 PACs whose parent interest groups testified in hearings, grouped by public law and PAC coalition -- App. 8 Roll call votes in the U.S. House of Representatives in nine public laws -- App. 9 Probit results for House roll call votes on nine public laws -- App. 10 Concepts and measures
Control code
CR9781139174459
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521482981
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Perpetuating the pork barrel : policy subsystems and American democracy, Robert M. Stein, Kenneth N. Bickers
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. Policy subsystems and the pork barrel -- 2. The programmatic expansion of U.S. domestic spending -- 3. The geographic scope of domestic spending: A test of the universalism thesis -- 4. A portfolio theory of policy subsystems -- 5. Policy subsystem adaptability and resilience in the Reagan period -- 6. PAC contributions and the distribution of domestic assistance programs -- 7. Congressional elections and the pork barrel -- 8. Policy subsystems in practice and democratic theory -- App. 1 Descriptive data base of domestic assistance programs -- App. 2 Geographical data base of domestic assistance awards -- App. 3 Programs by agency and policy type -- App. 4 Departments and their distributive policy agencies -- App. 5 Federal agencies in four cabinet departments: Budgetary changes proposed by the Reagan administration for FY1983 -- App. 6 Financial assistance programs by public law bundle-- App. 7 PACs whose parent interest groups testified in hearings, grouped by public law and PAC coalition -- App. 8 Roll call votes in the U.S. House of Representatives in nine public laws -- App. 9 Probit results for House roll call votes on nine public laws -- App. 10 Concepts and measures
Control code
CR9781139174459
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521482981
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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