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TitleGoverning in a polarized age : elections, parties and political representation in America
Author edited by Alan S. Gerber and Eric Schickler
ImprintNew York : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Descript viii, 398 pages ; 24 cm

CONTENT

Political representation and democratic accountability: The electoral connection, age 40 ; The electoral connection, then and now ; The congressional incumbency advantage over sixty years: measurement, trends, and implications ; Continuity and change in party organizations: A baseline for incumbency effects -- Continuity and change in party organizations: Legislative parties in an era of alternating majorities ; Parties within parties: parties, factions, and coordinated politics, 1900-1980 ; Where measures meet history: party polarization during the New Deal and Fair Deal -- Partisanship and governmental performance: Polarized we govern? ; What has Congress done? ; Can Congress do policy analysis? The politics of problem solving on Capitol Hill ; Studying contingency systematically ; Majoritarianism, majoritarian tension, and the Reed revolution -- Conclusions: Intensified partisanship in Congress: institutional effects ; Origins of Congress: The electoral connection


United States. Congress -- Elections Incumbency (Public officers) -- United States Representative government and representation -- United States Polarization (Social sciences) -- United States

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