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Why Not Parties?: Party Effects in the United States Senate

Nathan W. Monroe, Jason M. Roberts, and David W. Rohde

Abstract

Recent research on the U.S. House of Representatives largely focuses on the effects of partisanship, but the strikingly less frequent studies of the Senate still tend to treat parties as secondary considerations in a chamber that gives its members far more individual leverage than congressmen have. In response to the recent increase in senatorial partisanship, this book corrects this imbalance with a series of chapters that focus exclusively on the effects of parties in the workings of the upper chamber. Illuminating the growing significance of these effects, the chapters explore three major a ... More

Keywords: House of Representatives, Senate, parties, congressmen, partisanship, upper chamber, electoral foundations, policy, party discipline, legislation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780226534879
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226534947.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nathan W. Monroe, editor

Jason M. Roberts, editor

David W. Rohde, editor

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