Agenda Setting in the U.S. Senate by Chris Den Hartog,Nathan W. Monroe

By Chris Den Hartog,Nathan W. Monroe

Proposes a brand new thought of Senate time table environment that reconciles a divide in literature among the normal knowledge - during which get together strength is believed to be quite often undermined via Senate tactics and norms and the plain partisan bias in Senate judgements famous in contemporary empirical reviews. Chris Den Hartog and Nathan W. Monroe's idea revolves round a 'costly attention' framework for brooding about time table surroundings, the place relocating proposals ahead throughout the legislative approach is noticeable as requiring scarce assets. to set up that almost all get together can pay decrease time table attention bills via numerous procedural benefits, the ebook includes a variety of chapters analyzing partisan impression at a number of levels of the legislative approach, together with committee experiences, filibusters and cloture, ground scheduling and ground amendments. not just do the implications help the book's theoretical assumption and key hypotheses, yet they shed new gentle on almost each significant step within the Senate's legislative process.

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