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Stalemate : causes and consequences of legislative gridlock, Sarah A. Binder

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Stalemate : causes and consequences of legislative gridlock
Title
Stalemate
Title remainder
causes and consequences of legislative gridlock
Statement of responsibility
Sarah A. Binder
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Language
eng
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Binder, Sarah A
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • United States
  • USA
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Voting registers
  • Wahlsystem
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Legislative Branch
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Gridlock is not a modern legislative condition. Although the term is said to have entered the American political lexicon after the 1980 elections, Alexander Hamilton complained about it more than two hundred years ago. In many ways, stalemate seems endemic to American politics. Constitutional skeptics even suggest that the framers intentionally designed the Constitution to guarantee gridlock. In Stalemate, Sarah Binder examines the causes and consequences of gridlock, focusing on the ability of Congress to broach and secure policy compromise on significant national issues. Reviewing more than fifty years of legislative history, Binder measures the frequency of deadlock during that time and offers concrete advice for policymakers interested in improving the institutional capacity of Congress. Binder begins by revisiting the notion of "framers' intent," investigating whether gridlock was the preferred outcome of those who designed the American system of separated powers. Her research suggests that frequent policy gridlock might instead be an unintended consequence of constitutional design. Next, she explores the ways in which elections and institutions together shape the capacity of Congress and the president to make public law. She examines two facets of its institutional evolution: the emergence of the Senate as a coequal legislative partner of the House and the insertion of political parties into a legislative arena originally devoid of parties. Finally, she offers a new empirical approach for testing accounts of policy stalemate during the decades since World War II. These measurements reveal patterns in legislative performance during the second half of the twentieth century, showingthe frequency of policy deadlock and the legislative stages at which it has most often emerged in the postwar period. Binder uses the new measure of stalemate to explain empirical patterns in the frequency of gridlock. The r
Label
Stalemate : causes and consequences of legislative gridlock, Sarah A. Binder
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-194) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stalemate in legislative politics -- Unintended consequences of constitutional design -- Measuring the frequency of stalemate -- Institutional and electoral sources of stalemate -- What drives legislative action? -- Consequences of stalemate
Control code
ocm53482720
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 202 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815709107
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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illustrations
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22573/ctvbb21h0
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)53482720
Label
Stalemate : causes and consequences of legislative gridlock, Sarah A. Binder
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stalemate in legislative politics -- Unintended consequences of constitutional design -- Measuring the frequency of stalemate -- Institutional and electoral sources of stalemate -- What drives legislative action? -- Consequences of stalemate
Control code
ocm53482720
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 202 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815709107
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvbb21h0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53482720

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