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Parties and policies : how the American government works /

Main Author: Mayhew, David R.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2008
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Table of Contents:
  • The electoral incentive
  • Congressional elections : the case of the vanishing marginals
  • Why did V.O. Key draw back from his "have-nots" claim?
  • Divided party control : does it make a difference?
  • Clinton, the 103d Congress, and unified party control : what are the lessons?
  • U.S. policy waves in comparative context
  • Presidential elections and policy change : how much of a connection is there?
  • Innovative midterm elections
  • Electoral realignments
  • Actions in the public sphere
  • Supermajority rule in the U.S. Senate
  • Wars and American politics
  • Events as causes : the case of American politics
  • Incumbency advantage in U.S. presidential elections : the historical record.