Filibustering A Political History of Obstruction in the House and Senate
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Description: In the modern Congress, one of the highest hurdles for major bills or nominations is gaining the sixty votes necessary to shut off a filibuster in the Senate. But this wasn't always the case. Both citizens and scholars tend to think of the legislative process as a game played by the rules in which votes are the critical commoditythe side that has the most votes wins. In this comprehensive volume,Gregory Koger shows, on the contrary, that filibustering is a game with slippery rules in which legislators who think fast and try hard can triumph over superior numbers. Filibusteringexplains how and why obstruction has been institutionalized in the U.S. Senate over the last fifty years, and how this transformation affects politics and policymaking. Koger also traces the lively history of filibustering in the U.S. House during the nineteenth century and measures the effects of filibusteringbills killed, compromises struck, and new issues raised by obstruction. Unparalleled in the depth of its theory and its combination of historical and political analysis,Filibusteringwill be the definitive study of its subject for years to come.
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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/1/2010
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|A Theory of Obstruction|
|The Historic Congress, 1789-1901|
|The Escalation of Filibustering, 1789–1901|
|Filibusters in the Historic Congress|
|Explaining Obstruction in the Historic Congress|
|The Modern Senate, 1901-Present|
|The Growth of Filibustering in the Senate|
|Explaining the Rise of Filibustering in the Senate|
|From Attrition to Cloture: Institutionalizing the Filibuster|
|Afterword: The Future of the Senate|