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One of America's most celebrated lawyers and a Democrat explains why impeachment proceedings would be a bad idea for America and only intensify the larger problem with our democracy. In the 2018 New York Times bestseller The Case Against Impeaching Trump, Alan Dershowitz lamented how American political discourse has devolved ...
The Case Against the Democratic House Impeaching Trump
One of America's most celebrated lawyers and a Democrat explains why impeachment proceedings would be a bad idea for America and only intensify the larger problem with our democracy. In the 2018 New York Times bestseller The Case Against Impeaching Trump, Alan Dershowitz lamented how American political discourse has devolved into hypocrisy and the criminalization of political differences in the rush to impeach President Donald Trump. Arguments to impeach Trump failed Dershowitz's shoe on the other foot test, or his political golden rule: Democrats must do unto Republicans what they would have Republicans do unto them, and vice versa. Since then, we've only become more divided and the impeachment power wielded by the new Democratic majority in the House of Representative threatens to further polarize the country. The Case Against the Democratic House Impeaching Trump includes and expands upon Dershowitz's 2018 book. It puts recent political events including the hyper-partisan Kavanaugh hearings, the unrestrained power of the Mueller investigation, and the generally intolerant current political discourse into context. American democracy, Dershowitz argues, is suffering from political hypocrisy. And two years of impeachment proceedings brought by the House and the media circus that would undoubtedly surround them is clearly not the answer. This book is Alan Dershowitz's plea for honest dialogue for arguments that would be made even if the shoe was on the other foot.
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27.290000 USD

The Case Against the Democratic House Impeaching Trump

by Alan Dershowitz
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The United States Congress has been described as dysfunctional, gridlocked, polarized, hyperpartisan, chaotic, and do-nothing. In Changing Cultures in Congress, congressional scholar Donald R. Wolfensberger explains the institutional dynamics behind Congress's devolution from a respected legislative institution to a body plagued by a win-at-any-cost mentality and a culture of perpetual ...
Changing Cultures in Congress: From Fair Play to Power Plays
The United States Congress has been described as dysfunctional, gridlocked, polarized, hyperpartisan, chaotic, and do-nothing. In Changing Cultures in Congress, congressional scholar Donald R. Wolfensberger explains the institutional dynamics behind Congress's devolution from a respected legislative institution to a body plagued by a win-at-any-cost mentality and a culture of perpetual campaigning. In both a historical and present-day account of congressional dysfunction, Wolfensberger explores the causes of legislative standstill and the methods used by majorities and minorities that have led to today's policy paralysis. He describes how Congress has gradually abandoned its commitment to fair and neutral procedures that safeguard both majority rule and minority rights in favor of power House rules --procedures and processes that advantage the majority party's electoral goals as opposed to neutral rules that preserve minority party and individual member rights to full participation in the legislative process. Through historical sketches and case studies from the past decade under both Republican and Democratic majorities, he shows how both parties have gamed what the founders intended would be an impartial set of legislative rules into a system that advantages majorities and marginalizes minorities. Digging deeper than superficial partisan explanations, Wolfensberger gives a thorough and persuasive explanation for our legislative leaders' inability to find substantive policy solutions that are in the national interest.
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46.07 USD

Changing Cultures in Congress: From Fair Play to Power Plays

by Professor Donald R. Wolfensberger
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In The Field of Blood, Joanne Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, Freeman shows that the Capitol was rife with conflict in the decades before the Civil War. Legislative sessions often were punctuated with ...
The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War
In The Field of Blood, Joanne Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, Freeman shows that the Capitol was rife with conflict in the decades before the Civil War. Legislative sessions often were punctuated with mortal threats, canings, flipped desks, and all-out slugfests. When debate broke down, congressmen drew pistols and waved Bowie knives. One representative even killed another in a duel. Many were beaten and bullied in an attempt to intimidate them into compliance, particularly on the issue of slavery. These fights didn't happen in a vacuum. Freeman's dramatic accounts of brawls and thrashings tell a larger story of how fisticuffs and journalism, and the powerful emotions they elicited, raised tensions between North and South and led toward war. In the process, she brings the antebellum Congress to life, revealing its rough realities - the feel, sense, and sound of it - as well as its nation-shaping import. Funny, tragic, and rivetingly told, The Field of Blood offers a front-row view of congressional mayhem, and sheds new light on the careers of John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, and other luminaries, as well as introducing a host of lesser-known but no less fascinating men. The result is a fresh understanding of the workings of American democracy and the bonds of Union on the eve of their greatest peril.
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29.400000 USD

The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

by Joanne B. Freeman
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Providing a compelling look at veterans' policy, this book describes why the Republican party is considered the party for veterans despite the fact that Congressional Democrats are responsible for a greater number of policy initiatives. * Includes content from nearly 20,000 e-newsletters sent from Congress members to constituents to demonstrate ...
Congress and U.S. Veterans: From the GI Bill to the VA Crisis
Providing a compelling look at veterans' policy, this book describes why the Republican party is considered the party for veterans despite the fact that Congressional Democrats are responsible for a greater number of policy initiatives. * Includes content from nearly 20,000 e-newsletters sent from Congress members to constituents to demonstrate the differences in how Congress discusses and legislates veterans' issues * Provides a detailed description of the key legislative players, proposals, and communication strategies surrounding veterans' policies * Offers advice on providing for the future of veterans' policies and describes the risks and benefits associated with moving veterans' care into private industry * Offers the first in-depth case study on the implementation of the post-9/11 GI bill * Suggests the scandal surrounding the 2010 Phoenix VA hospital is an example of partisan differences in communication tactics
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63.000000 USD

Congress and U.S. Veterans: From the GI Bill to the VA Crisis

by Lindsey Cormack
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Lawmaking provides many opportunities for proposals to be altered, amended, tabled, or stopped completely. The ideal legislator should assess evidence, update his or her beliefs with new information, and sometimes be willing to change course. In practice, however, lawmakers face criticism from the media, the public, and their colleagues for ...
Indecision in American Legislatures
Lawmaking provides many opportunities for proposals to be altered, amended, tabled, or stopped completely. The ideal legislator should assess evidence, update his or her beliefs with new information, and sometimes be willing to change course. In practice, however, lawmakers face criticism from the media, the public, and their colleagues for flip-flopping. Legislators may also only appear to change positions in some cases as a means of voting strategically. This book presents a systematic examination of legislative indecision in American politics. This might occur via waffling -where a legislator cosponsors a bill, then votes against it at roll call. Or it might occur when a legislator votes one way on a bill, then switches her vote to the other side. In Indecision in American Legislatures, Jeffrey J. Harden and Justin H. Kirkland develop a theoretical framework to explain indecision itself, as well as the public's attitudes toward indecision. They test their expectations with data sources from American state legislatures, the U.S. Congress, and survey questions administered to American citizens. Understanding legislative indecision from both the legislator and citizen perspectives is important for discussions about the quality of representation in American politics.
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73.500000 USD

Indecision in American Legislatures

by Jeffrey Joseph Harden, Justin Howard Kirkland
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As the U.S. government continues the battle against terrorism, Congress-representatives of the people-must develop long-term policies that provide for national security and protect the civil liberties of the American people. * Chronicles congressional policymaking in the War on Terror, notes its successes and failures, and provides recommendations to improve the ...
Congress and the War on Terror: Making Policy for the Long War
As the U.S. government continues the battle against terrorism, Congress-representatives of the people-must develop long-term policies that provide for national security and protect the civil liberties of the American people. * Chronicles congressional policymaking in the War on Terror, notes its successes and failures, and provides recommendations to improve the congressional role in the US's fight against terror * Includes up-to-date examples of post-9/11 issues such as military tribunals and electronic surveillance * Focuses on how Congress handles conflict related to the important issue of War on Terror policymaking * Explores whether Congress can serve as the voice of the American people in debating the balance between national security and civil liberties
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63.000000 USD

Congress and the War on Terror: Making Policy for the Long War

by Darren A. Wheeler
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Not Enough Representation: The Disconnect between Congress and Its Citizens examines how representative the United States Congress is among different demographic groups and how representational issues affect Americans' perception of Congress, potentially threatening its legitimacy. The opening chapter analyzes political representation from the perspective of the nature of the relationship ...
Insufficient Representation: The Disconnect between Congress and Its Citizens
Not Enough Representation: The Disconnect between Congress and Its Citizens examines how representative the United States Congress is among different demographic groups and how representational issues affect Americans' perception of Congress, potentially threatening its legitimacy. The opening chapter analyzes political representation from the perspective of the nature of the relationship between voters and legislators, addressing why Congress is so demographically unrepresentative. The book will then focuses on outcome-the representativeness of the legislature in terms of its members' demographic backgrounds. Congress, simply put, is not demographically representative of the American public. There are significant gaps between Congress and the American public on the basis of race, gender, religion, wealth and generation. Since members of Congress do not adequately represent the diversity in their electorate, this suggests that Congress in turn does not make polices that advocate for the citizenry as a whole. The book first examines the nature of the relationship between citizens and legislators before analyzing demographic groups in the general population and comparing their preferences to how Congressional members of that demographic group legislate. In the process, the book ties representation to many of the hot-button issues that polarize both the American public and Congress. Congress is not descriptively representative of the U.S. population. Many groups of Americans have historically been, and continue to be, underrepresented in Congress. More than ever before, this underrepresentation is troublesome to a substantial number of Americans-and problematic for American democracy.
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94.500000 USD

Insufficient Representation: The Disconnect between Congress and Its Citizens

by Patrick Fisher
Hardback
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The Dean: The Best Seat in the House
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30.440000 USD

The Dean: The Best Seat in the House

by David Bender, John David Dingell
Hardback
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A Democracy Divided
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12.600000 USD

A Democracy Divided

by Ralph J Long
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British Aristocracy and the House of Lords
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34.600000 USD

British Aristocracy and the House of Lords

by Edward Carpenter
Hardback
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Unlike leadership in the House of Representatives, the nature of Senate leadership continues to remain a mystery to so many. Due to the absence of an operator's manual, leaders have had to use their individual skills, intelligence, and personalities to lead the Senate, which means they each have had their ...
Leadership in the U.S. Senate: Herding Cats in the Modern Era
Unlike leadership in the House of Representatives, the nature of Senate leadership continues to remain a mystery to so many. Due to the absence of an operator's manual, leaders have had to use their individual skills, intelligence, and personalities to lead the Senate, which means they each have had their own unique leadership style. How have Senate majority leaders advanced their agendas in this traditionally egalitarian institution, a chamber like no other legislative body, where they must balance the rights of 99 independent senators with the collective needs of their party? Featuring a foreword by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Leadership in the U.S. Senate offers students a comprehensive and contemporary examination of three different eras in the evolution of the Senate. Collectively, contributions written by those who have served the senators offer insight into how different Senate leaders have operated, chronicle changes in Senate life over the past four decades, and describe how they have changed the institution. The chapters cover: How leadership styles are shaped by both individualism and party goals Eight biographical perspectives from Senator Howard Baker (R-TN) to Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) The political context of the Senate during which the respective majority leader served Individual leadership style and performance in office Contributions individuals made to the institution while serving as majority leaders This book paves the way for political scientists and others to examine the topic of Senate leadership.
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47.200000 USD

Leadership in the U.S. Senate: Herding Cats in the Modern Era

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Impeachment - A Political Sword: How the Johnson, Nixon and Clinton Impeachments Reshaped Presidenial Politics
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19.900000 USD

Impeachment - A Political Sword: How the Johnson, Nixon and Clinton Impeachments Reshaped Presidenial Politics

by Scott S Barker
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British Aristocracy and the House of Lords
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10.450000 USD

British Aristocracy and the House of Lords

by Edward Carpenter
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British Aristocracy and the House of Lords
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20.950000 USD

British Aristocracy and the House of Lords

by Edward Carpenter
Hardback
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Congressional Government: A Study in American Politics
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18.850000 USD

Congressional Government: A Study in American Politics

by Woodrow Wilson
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The Billary Clinton Obama Romney Mob: Pure Evil vs. American Spartans
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78.700000 USD

The Billary Clinton Obama Romney Mob: Pure Evil vs. American Spartans

by Kenly Ryan Osterhout
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The Billary Clinton Obama Romney Mob: Pure Evil vs. American Spartans
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57.700000 USD

The Billary Clinton Obama Romney Mob: Pure Evil vs. American Spartans

by Kenly Ryan Osterhout
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A Manual of Parliamentary Practice: Composed Originally for the Use of the Senate of the United States
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25.150000 USD

A Manual of Parliamentary Practice: Composed Originally for the Use of the Senate of the United States

by Thomas Jefferson
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A Manual of Parliamentary Practice: Composed Originally for the Use of the Senate of the United States
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14.650000 USD

A Manual of Parliamentary Practice: Composed Originally for the Use of the Senate of the United States

by Thomas Jefferson
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For three years while serving as a senior adviser to Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce-one of the most powerful committees in Congress-Bruce C. Wolpe kept a diary, a senior staffer's look at how committees develop and promote legislation. With its insider's ...
The Committee: A Study of Policy, Power, Politics and Obama's Historic Legislative Agenda on Capitol Hill
For three years while serving as a senior adviser to Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce-one of the most powerful committees in Congress-Bruce C. Wolpe kept a diary, a senior staffer's look at how committees develop and promote legislation. With its insider's view of the rough-and-tumble politics of cap-and-trade, healthcare reform, tobacco, oversight, and the debt ceiling agreement, The Committee uniquely melds the art of politics and policymaking with the theory and literature of political science. The authors engage with the important questions that political science asks about committee power, partisanship, and the strategies used to build winning policy coalitions both in the Committee and on the floor of the House. The insider politics and strategies about moving legislation in Congress, from internal and external coalition building to a chairman's role in framing policy narratives, will captivate both novice and die-hard readers of politics.
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31.450000 USD

The Committee: A Study of Policy, Power, Politics and Obama's Historic Legislative Agenda on Capitol Hill

by Bruce C. Wolpe, Bryan William Marshall
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Providing a unique resource for readers seeking to understand the relationship between presidents, parties, and Congress, this book offers a new explanation of the motivations, strategies, and impacts of presidential midterm campaigns. * Examines all presidential midterm campaigning from 1954 (the inception of the imperial presidency) through 2014 * Includes ...
Midterm Campaigning and the Modern Presidency: Reshaping the President's Relationship with Congress
Providing a unique resource for readers seeking to understand the relationship between presidents, parties, and Congress, this book offers a new explanation of the motivations, strategies, and impacts of presidential midterm campaigns. * Examines all presidential midterm campaigning from 1954 (the inception of the imperial presidency) through 2014 * Includes case studies of nine presidents as midterm campaigners: Johnson, Taft, FDR, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton, Bush, and Obama * Shows that presidents use campaigns not to aid their own party but to reshape it around their own ideological preferences * Explains the relationship between presidential midterm campaigning and the U.S. party system * Explores how presidential midterm campaigning affects subsequent Congressional behavior and federal elections
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48.300000 USD

Midterm Campaigning and the Modern Presidency: Reshaping the President's Relationship with Congress

by Michael A. Julius
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How southern members of Congress remade the United States in their own image after the Civil War No question has loomed larger in the American experience than the role of the South. Southern Nation examines how southern members of Congress shaped national public policy and American institutions from Reconstruction to ...
Southern Nation: Congress and White Supremacy after Reconstruction
How southern members of Congress remade the United States in their own image after the Civil War No question has loomed larger in the American experience than the role of the South. Southern Nation examines how southern members of Congress shaped national public policy and American institutions from Reconstruction to the New Deal--and along the way remade the region and the nation in their own image. The central paradox of southern politics was how such a highly diverse region could be transformed into a coherent and unified bloc--a veritable nation within a nation that exercised extraordinary influence in politics. This book shows how this unlikely transformation occurred in Congress, the institutional site where the South's representatives forged a new relationship with the rest of the nation. Drawing on an innovative theory of southern lawmaking, in-depth analyses of key historical sources, and congressional data, Southern Nation traces how southern legislators confronted the dilemma of needing federal investment while opposing interference with the South's racial hierarchy, a problem they navigated with mixed results before choosing to prioritize white supremacy above all else. Southern Nation reveals how southern members of Congress gradually won for themselves an unparalleled role in policymaking, and left all southerners--whites and blacks--disadvantaged to this day. At first, the successful defense of the South's capacity to govern race relations left southern political leaders locally empowered but marginalized nationally. With changing rules in Congress, however, southern representatives soon became strategically positioned to profoundly influence national affairs.
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36.750000 USD

Southern Nation: Congress and White Supremacy after Reconstruction

by John S. Lapinski, Ira Katznelson, David Bateman
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Congress and Diaspora Politics: The Influence of Ethnic and Foreign Lobbying
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94.500000 USD

Congress and Diaspora Politics: The Influence of Ethnic and Foreign Lobbying

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Numbering the 435: How Much Has Your Representative Done for Your Country? Vol2 Ed1
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5.760000 USD

Numbering the 435: How Much Has Your Representative Done for Your Country? Vol2 Ed1

by J Patters
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Aproximaci n a Los Mecanismos de Control Pol tico Y Su Incidencia En El Sistema Constitucional
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15.750000 USD

Aproximaci n a Los Mecanismos de Control Pol tico Y Su Incidencia En El Sistema Constitucional

by Luis A Viloria Chirinos
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David Mayhew's (1974) thesis regarding the electoral connection and its impact on legislative behavior has become the theoretical foundation for much of the existing research on the modern U.S. Congress. In its most basic form, Mayhew's theory contends that once in office, legislators pursue whatever actions put them in the ...
Electoral Incentives in Congress
David Mayhew's (1974) thesis regarding the electoral connection and its impact on legislative behavior has become the theoretical foundation for much of the existing research on the modern U.S. Congress. In its most basic form, Mayhew's theory contends that once in office, legislators pursue whatever actions put them in the best position to achieve reelection. The electoral connection has traditionally been considered a phenomenon of the post-World War II environment, but legislative scholars have begun to suggest that Mayhew's argument applies to politics in earlier congressional eras as well. To assess these disparate claims more systematically, Carson and Sievert investigate whether legislators in earlier historical eras were motivated by many of the same factors that influence their behavior today, especially with regard to the pursuit of reelection. In this respect, they examine the role of electoral incentives in shaping legislative behavior across a wide swath of the nineteenth century. This entails looking at patterns of turnover in Congress across this period, the politics underlying renomination of candidates, the changing role of parties in recruiting candidates to run and its broader effect on candidate competition, as well as electoral accountability across a variety of dimensions. The results have wide-ranging implications for the evolution of Congress and the development of various legislative institutions over time.
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73.500000 USD

Electoral Incentives in Congress

by Joel Sievert, Jamie L Carson
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As the last decade has shown, ideological polarization in Congress has reached historic levels. Yet, spatial theory has become increasingly important for how scholars understand Congress and legislative elections. In spatial models, candidates select positions along an ideological spectrum, and voters choose candidates based on those locations. However, the central ...
Incremental Polarization: A Unified Spatial Theory of Legislative Elections, Parties and Roll Call Voting
As the last decade has shown, ideological polarization in Congress has reached historic levels. Yet, spatial theory has become increasingly important for how scholars understand Congress and legislative elections. In spatial models, candidates select positions along an ideological spectrum, and voters choose candidates based on those locations. However, the central tendency of these models is for the candidates to converge to the location of the median voter, so polarization has become increasingly problematic for spatial theory, even as scholars have come to rely increasingly on these models. In Incremental Polarization, Justin Buchler provides a unified spatial model of legislative elections, parties, and roll call voting to explain the development of polarization in Congress. His model moves beyond elections and factors in legislators' roll call voting, where a different but related spatial process operates. By linking these models, Incremental Polarization fills a critical gap in our understanding of the strategic, electoral, and procedural roots of polarization-and the role that parties play in the process.
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103.950000 USD

Incremental Polarization: A Unified Spatial Theory of Legislative Elections, Parties and Roll Call Voting

by Justin Buchler
Hardback
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Darwin's Replacement: Bringing the God of Our Nations Back to Our Students with a New Basic Science
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41.950000 USD

Darwin's Replacement: Bringing the God of Our Nations Back to Our Students with a New Basic Science

by Dr Graham McLennan, Thomas W Rogers
Hardback
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H.L. Hunt: Motive & Opportunity
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20.950000 USD

H.L. Hunt: Motive & Opportunity

by Mitchel Whitington, John Curington
Paperback
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