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Congress Structure and Policy

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ISBN-10: 052133750X

ISBN-13: 9780521337502

Edition: 1987

Authors: Mathew D. McCubbins, Terry Sullivan

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List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/28/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Series editors' preface
Preface
Introduction: institutional aspects of decision processes
Representation
The electoral connection and the Congress
The case of the vanishing marginals: the bureaucracy did it
Running scared: elections and congressional politics in the 1980s
The Shape of Congressional Institutions
The Development of Institutional Arrangements
The institutionalization of the US House of Representatives
A rational choice perspective on congressional norms
Committees
Congressmen and committees: a comparative analysis
Democratic committee assignments in the House of Representatives: strategic aspects of a social choice process
Reforming the structure of the House appropriations process: the effects of the 1885 and 1919-20 reforms on money decisions
Parties
The decline of party in the US House of Representatives, 1887-1968
Leadership
Joseph G. Cannon and Howard W. Smith: an essay on the limits of leadership in the House of Representatives
Presidential leadership in Congress: securing commitments
The Impact of Institutional Arrangements: Implications for the study of Congress
Votes, strategies, and institutions: an introduction to the theory of collective choice
Institutional arrangements and equilibrium in multidimensional voting models
Sophisticated committees and structure-induced equilibria in Congress
The Impact of Institutional Arrangements on the Development of Public Policy
A theory of congressional delegation Mathew D. McCubbins and Talbot Page
Congressional oversight overlooked: police patrols versus fire alarms
The structure of agency decision processes
The political foundations of regulatory policy
Congressional influence over policy making: the case of the FTC
Legislators, bureaucrats, and locational decisions
Index