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The Resource The presidency, Congress, and divided government : a postwar assessment, Richard S. Conley, (electronic resource)

The presidency, Congress, and divided government : a postwar assessment, Richard S. Conley, (electronic resource)

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The presidency, Congress, and divided government : a postwar assessment
Title
The presidency, Congress, and divided government
Title remainder
a postwar assessment
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Richard S. Conley
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eng
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Conley, Richard Steven
Dewey number
973.92
LC call number
JK2261
LC item number
.C696 2003eb
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ebrary, Inc
Series statement
Joseph V. Hughes, Jr., and Holly O. Hughes series in the presidency and leadership studies
Series volume
no. 12
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  • Political parties
  • Divided government
  • United States
  • United States
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Can presidents hope to be effective in policy making when Congress is ruled by the other party? Political scientist Richard S. Conley brings to this crucial discussion a fresh perspective. He argues persuasively that the conditions of "divided government" have changed in recent years, and he applies a rigorous methodology that allows the testing of a number of important assumptions about party control of the legislative process and the role of the president. Conley demonstrates that recent administrations have faced a very different playing field than those in the earlier postwar years because of such critical developments in electoral politics as decreasing presidential coattails and the lack of presidential popularity in opposition members' districts. Moreover, he identifies several changes in the institutional setting in Congress that have affected both the legislative success rates of presidents' programs and the strategies presidents pursue. These institutional factors include more assertive legislative majorities, changes in leadership structure, and increased party cohesion in voting. Conley uses both case studies and sophisticated time-series regression analyses to examine the floor success of presidential initiatives, the strategies presidents use in working with the legislature, and the use of veto power to achieve presidential aims. Scholars of the presidency and those interested in the larger American political process will find in this book both food for thought and a model of analytic sophistication
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The presidency, Congress, and divided government : a postwar assessment, Richard S. Conley, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-273) and index
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OCM1bookssj0000226659
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
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9781585442119
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(cloth : alk. paper)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000226659
Label
The presidency, Congress, and divided government : a postwar assessment, Richard S. Conley, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-273) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000226659
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Isbn
9781585442119
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000226659

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