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Patterns of Legislative Politics Roll-Call Voting in Latin America and the United States

ISBN-10: 0521820561

ISBN-13: 9780521820561

Edition: 2003

Authors: Scott Morgenstern

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Using the U.S. as a basis of comparison, this book makes extensive use of roll call data to explore patterns of legislative politics in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. It extends research concerning party and legislative politics through a detailed analysis of voting patterns of parties, factions, and alliances in Latin America's Southern Cone and contrasts this data with the United States. Scott Morgenstern reveals that the U.S. parties have exhibited higher levels of unity but less flexibility in recent years.
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Book details

List price: $113.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/3/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Introduction: party, faction, and coalitions, names and abbreviations
Pattern of legislative politics: identifiability and flexibility
Representation and the agent system
Identifying agents
Influences on agent unity: discipline and cohesion
Explaining voting unity
Policy coalitions and agent flexibility
Conclusion