Insecure Majorities

Insecure Majorities

Congress and the Perpetual Campaign

Book - 2016
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As Democrats and Republicans continue to vie for political advantage, Congress remains paralyzed by partisan conflict. That the last two decades have seen some of the least productive Congresses in recent history is usually explained by the growing ideological gulf between the parties, but this explanation misses another fundamental factor influencing the dynamic. In contrast to politics through most of the twentieth century, the contemporary Democratic and Republican parties compete for control of Congress at relative parity, and this has dramatically changed the parties' incentives and strategies in ways that have driven the contentious partisanship characteristic of contemporary American politics. With "Insecure Majorities", Frances E. Lee offers a controversial new perspective on the rise of congressional party conflict, showing how the shift in competitive circumstances has had a profound impact on how Democrats and Republicans interact.
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016
ISBN: 9780226408996
022640899X
9780226409047
022640904X
9780226409184
022640918X
Branch Call Number: JK2265 .L38 2016
Characteristics: x, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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