How Congress Evolves (Innbundet)

Social Bases of Institutional Change


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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2003
Antall sider: 272
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780195161953
Omtale How Congress Evolves
In this greatly entertaining tale of of one of our most august institutions, Nelson Polsby argues that among other things, from the 50s to the 90s, Congress evolved. In short, Polsby argues that air conditioning altered the demography of the Southern States, which in turn changed the political parties of the South, which transformed the composition and in due course the performance of the US House of Representatives. This evolutionary process led to the House's liberalisation and later to its transformation into an arena of sharp partisanship, visible among both Democrats and Republicans. This book breathes new life into the dusty corners of institutional history, and offers a unique expanation for important transformations in the congressional environment.

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