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Legislative learning [electronic resource] : the 104th Republican freshmen in the House /
Timothy J. Barnett.
imprint
New York : Garland Pub., 1999.
description
xvii, 333 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0815333625
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"Overall, Barnett's" Legislative Learning is a well done theoretical volume that attempts to understand the Republican Freshman Class of 1994 through competing interpretations of principle-agent analysis and member goal and ambition theories. -Gregory R. Thorson. American Political Science Review. Vol.96, No.1." "I found it fascinating to read Dr. Barnett's careful and scholarly analysis of the 104th Congress, which I experienced first hand in all its struggle and passion. The depth of his research is astounding, and his conclusions ring true." -Tony Blankley, Press Secretary to the Speaker of the House, 104th Congress "An excellent, engaging and prodigiously researched study of the efforts - sometimes successful, often not - of the 1994 House Republican freshmen, to cope with such ingredients of legislative learning as political principle, career ambition, class cohesion, party organization, and institutional policy making." -Richard F. Fenno Jr.- Distinguished University Professor, University of Rochester
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Summaries
Main Description
Barnett shows how political environments can produce legislators who place a premium on their policy-making goals through a nuanced exploration of factors undergirding member perceptions, policy ambitions, class cohesion, and legislative learning.
Main Description
Legislative Learningbreaks new theoretical and descriptive ground in examining the political perceptions, policy principles and power plays of the influential 104th Republican freshmen in the U.S. House. This even-handed book builds on the work of leading congressional scholars, and provides a detailed evaluation of coalition politics, freshmen style. Barnett shows how political environments can produce legislators who place a premium on their policy-making goals through a nuanced exploration of factors undergirding member perceptions, policy ambitions, class cohesion, and legislative learning.
Main Description
Legislative Learning breaks new theoretical and descriptive ground in examining the political perceptions, policy principles and power plays of the influential 104th Republican freshmen in the U.S. House.
Long Description
"Legislative Learning" breaks new theoretical and descriptive ground in examining the political perceptions, policy principles and power plays of the influential 104th Republican freshmen in the U.S. House. This even-handed book builds on the work of leading congressional scholars, and provides a detailed evaluation of coalition politics, freshmen style. Barnett shows how political environments can produce legislators who place a premium on their policy-making goals through a nuanced exploration of factors undergirding member perceptions, policy ambitions, class cohesion, and legislative learning.
Table of Contents
Series Editor's Forewordp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
The Watershed Congress and Theory Developmentp. 3
1997: Three Scenes from Act II of the Gop Revolutionp. 11
Notesp. 24
The Reelection Goal and Ambition Theoryp. 27
Freshman Class Cohesionp. 55
Gop Freshmenp. 89
Notesp. 119
Freshmen and Principlesp. 123
Freshmen and Principalsp. 149
The Freshmen as a Political Unitp. 167
Leadership and Freshman Class Power Relations in the Housep. 183
Learning by Doingp. 217
Freshman Class into Perspectivep. 247
p. 289
p. 293
Referencesp. 297
Indexp. 327
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