The Resource Congress and the politics of problem solving, E. Scott Adler, John D. Wilkerson

Congress and the politics of problem solving, E. Scott Adler, John D. Wilkerson

Label
Congress and the politics of problem solving
Title
Congress and the politics of problem solving
Statement of responsibility
E. Scott Adler, John D. Wilkerson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Congress and the Politics of Problem Solving shows how a simple premise -- voters are willing to hold lawmakers accountable for their collective problem-solving abilities -- can produce novel insights into legislative organization, behavior, and output. How do issues end up on the agenda? Why do lawmakers routinely invest in program oversight and broad policy development? What considerations drive legislative policy change? Knowing that their prospects for reelection are partly dependent on their collective problem-solving abilities, lawmakers support structures that enhance the legislature's capacity to address problems in society and encourage members to contribute to nonparticularistic policy-making activities. The resulting insights are novel and substantial: Congress' collective performance affects the reelection prospects of incumbents of both parties; the legislative issue agenda can often be predicted years in advance; nearly all important successful legislation originates in committee; most laws pass with bipartisan support; and electorally induced shifts in preferences or partisan control are not robust predictors of policy change. The electoral imperative to address problems in society provides a compelling explanation for these important and provocative findings"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adler, E. Scott
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1021
LC item number
.A45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wilkerson, John D.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Decision making
  • Legislation
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Decision making
  • Legislation
  • United States
Label
Congress and the politics of problem solving, E. Scott Adler, John D. Wilkerson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Congress and the politics of problem solving -- 2. Problem-focused voters and congressional accountability -- 3. Congressional approval and incumbent accountability -- 4. Problem-solving constraints and legislative institutions -- 5. Agenda scarcity, problem solving, and temporary legislation -- 6. Rethinking committee reform -- 7. Agenda setting in a problem-solving legislature -- 8. Problem solving and policy focal points -- 9. Problem solving and the dynamics of policy change -- 10. Problem solving and American politics
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 246 pages
Isbn
9781107023185
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012006879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)778828095
  • (OCoLC)ocn778828095
Label
Congress and the politics of problem solving, E. Scott Adler, John D. Wilkerson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Congress and the politics of problem solving -- 2. Problem-focused voters and congressional accountability -- 3. Congressional approval and incumbent accountability -- 4. Problem-solving constraints and legislative institutions -- 5. Agenda scarcity, problem solving, and temporary legislation -- 6. Rethinking committee reform -- 7. Agenda setting in a problem-solving legislature -- 8. Problem solving and policy focal points -- 9. Problem solving and the dynamics of policy change -- 10. Problem solving and American politics
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 246 pages
Isbn
9781107023185
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012006879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)778828095
  • (OCoLC)ocn778828095

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