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The Resource The floor in Congressional life, Andrew J. Taylor

The floor in Congressional life, Andrew J. Taylor

Label
The floor in Congressional life
Title
The floor in Congressional life
Statement of responsibility
Andrew J. Taylor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The House and the Senate floors are the only legislative forums where all members of the U.S. Congress participate and each has a vote. Andrew J. Taylor explores why floor power and floor rights in the House are more restricted than in the Senate and how these restrictions affect the legislative process. After tracing the historical development of floor rules, Taylor assesses how well they facilitate a democratic legislative process--that is, how well they facilitate deliberation, transparency, and widespread participation. Taylor not only compares floor proceedings between the Senate and the House in recent decades; he also compares recent congressional proceedings with antebellum proceedings. This unique, systematic analysis reveals that the Senate is generally more democratic than the House--a somewhat surprising result, given that the House is usually considered the more representative and responsive of the two. Taylor concludes with recommendations for practical reforms designed to make floor debates more robust and foster representative democracy
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Andrew J.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Legislative politics & policy making
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Legislation
  • Parliamentary practice
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Legislation
  • Parliamentary practice
  • United States
Label
The floor in Congressional life, Andrew J. Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: the House and Senate floors -- The floor and the legislative process: theoretical underpinnings -- Developing procedural character: a quantitative analytical history of House and Senate floor power and rights -- The restrictive House and natural Senate: the story of two floors -- The quality of floor proceedings I: concepts, measures, and data -- The quality of floor proceedings II: analysis -- Conclusion: a future for the floor
Control code
ocn780300192
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472028184
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d8k7x3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)780300192
Label
The floor in Congressional life, Andrew J. Taylor
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: the House and Senate floors -- The floor and the legislative process: theoretical underpinnings -- Developing procedural character: a quantitative analytical history of House and Senate floor power and rights -- The restrictive House and natural Senate: the story of two floors -- The quality of floor proceedings I: concepts, measures, and data -- The quality of floor proceedings II: analysis -- Conclusion: a future for the floor
Control code
ocn780300192
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472028184
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d8k7x3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)780300192

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