The Resource Perpetuating the pork barrel : policy subsystems and American democracy, Robert M. Stein, Kenneth N. Bickers

Perpetuating the pork barrel : policy subsystems and American democracy, Robert M. Stein, Kenneth N. Bickers

Label
Perpetuating the pork barrel : policy subsystems and American democracy
Title
Perpetuating the pork barrel
Title remainder
policy subsystems and American democracy
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Stein, Kenneth N. Bickers
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book details the policy subsystems - links among members of Congress, interest groups, program beneficiaries, and federal and subnational government agencies - that blanket the American political landscape. Robert Stein and Kenneth Bickers have constructed a new data-base detailing federal outlays to congressional districts for each federal program, and use it to examine four myths about the impact of policy subsystems on American government and democratic practice. These include the myth that policy subsystems are a major contributor to the federal deficit; that, once created, federal programs grow inexorably and rarely die; that, to garner support for their programs, subsystem actors seek to universalize the geographic scope of program benefits; and that the flow of program benefits to constituencies in congressional districts ensures the reelection of legislators
  • The authors conclude with an appraisal of proposals for reforming the American political system, including a balanced budget amendment, a presidential line-item veto, term limitations, campaign finance reform, and the reorganization of congressional committees
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stein, Robert M.
Index
index present
LC call number
HJ275
LC item number
.S728 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • statistics
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bickers, Kenneth N.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • United States
  • Grants-in-aid
  • Economic assistance, Domestic
  • Budget deficits
  • Campaign funds
  • Item veto
  • Democracy
  • Föderalismus
  • Subventions de l'État aux collectivités locales
  • Aide au développement économique régional
  • Déficit budgétaire
  • Caisses électorales
  • Veto ponctuel
  • Démocratie
  • Budget deficits
  • Campaign funds
  • Democracy
  • Economic assistance, Domestic
  • Grants-in-aid
  • Item veto
  • Legislative bodies
  • Financas publicas
  • Orcamentos (financas publicas)
  • Politica (america do norte)
  • campagne électorale
  • groupe d'intérêts
  • finances publiques
  • Finanzwirtschaft
  • Finanzpolitik
  • Politisches System
  • Subsystem
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Perpetuating the pork barrel : policy subsystems and American democracy, Robert M. Stein, Kenneth N. Bickers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-226) 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. Policy subsystems and the pork barrel -- 2. The programmatic expansion of U.S. domestic spending -- 3. The geographic scope of domestic spending: A test of the universalism thesis -- 4. A portfolio theory of policy subsystems -- 5. Policy subsystem adaptability and resilience in the Reagan period -- 6. PAC contributions and the distribution of domestic assistance programs -- 7. Congressional elections and the pork barrel -- 8. Policy subsystems in practice and democratic theory -- App. 1 Descriptive data base of domestic assistance programs -- App. 2 Geographical data base of domestic assistance awards -- App. 3 Programs by agency and policy type -- App. 4 Departments and their distributive policy agencies -- App. 5 Federal agencies in four cabinet departments: Budgetary changes proposed by the Reagan administration for FY1983 -- App. 6 Financial assistance programs by public law bundle-- App. 7 PACs whose parent interest groups testified in hearings, grouped by public law and PAC coalition -- App. 8 Roll call votes in the U.S. House of Representatives in nine public laws -- App. 9 Probit results for House roll call votes on nine public laws -- App. 10 Concepts and measures
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 232 pages
Isbn
9780521482981
Lccn
95000858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • ZBWT00659205
  • pot36023094
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31936335
  • (OCoLC)ocm31936335
Label
Perpetuating the pork barrel : policy subsystems and American democracy, Robert M. Stein, Kenneth N. Bickers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-226) 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. Policy subsystems and the pork barrel -- 2. The programmatic expansion of U.S. domestic spending -- 3. The geographic scope of domestic spending: A test of the universalism thesis -- 4. A portfolio theory of policy subsystems -- 5. Policy subsystem adaptability and resilience in the Reagan period -- 6. PAC contributions and the distribution of domestic assistance programs -- 7. Congressional elections and the pork barrel -- 8. Policy subsystems in practice and democratic theory -- App. 1 Descriptive data base of domestic assistance programs -- App. 2 Geographical data base of domestic assistance awards -- App. 3 Programs by agency and policy type -- App. 4 Departments and their distributive policy agencies -- App. 5 Federal agencies in four cabinet departments: Budgetary changes proposed by the Reagan administration for FY1983 -- App. 6 Financial assistance programs by public law bundle-- App. 7 PACs whose parent interest groups testified in hearings, grouped by public law and PAC coalition -- App. 8 Roll call votes in the U.S. House of Representatives in nine public laws -- App. 9 Probit results for House roll call votes on nine public laws -- App. 10 Concepts and measures
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 232 pages
Isbn
9780521482981
Lccn
95000858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • ZBWT00659205
  • pot36023094
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31936335
  • (OCoLC)ocm31936335

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