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Strategic Position Taking and Presidential Influence in Congress.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Legislative Studies Quarterly. May2007, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p257-284. 28p. 2 Charts.

Abstract: The rise and fall of presidential success in Congress remains a central puzzle in the literature. We model success as two interrelated processes: presidential position taking and Congress's decision to support or oppose the president. The analysis emph...

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Parties and Institutional Choice Revisited.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Legislative Studies Quarterly. Nov2006, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p513-532. 20p. 3 Charts.

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Abstract: The article analyzes the proposed theoretical systems on political parties and institutional choice in the United States Congress. Specialists of institutional change in Congress propose theoretical systems for the House majority parties' accrual of pr...

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How Parties Create Electoral Democracy, Chapter 2.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Legislative Studies Quarterly. May2006, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p153-174. 22p. 1 Chart, 4 Graphs.

Abstract: The article aims to investigate how political parties create the rule by which legislatures choose their leaders. It informs that the symbiotic relationship between the rules of electoral competition and the players in the competition affects each othe...

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Explaining Women's Legislative Representation in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Legislative Studies Quarterly. Aug2004, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p447-468. 22p.

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Abstract: This study is different from previous studies of women's parliamentary representation in a couple of aspects. First, by focusing solely on sub-Saharan Africa, it fills a gap in the extant literature, which has focused on advanced industrialized democra...

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Majority Party Power and Procedural Motions in the U.S. Senate.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Legislative Studies Quarterly. May2013, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p205-236. 32p.

Abstract: While the metaphor of House parties as cartels is widely accepted, its application to the Senate is difficult as the majority party lacks the power to unilaterally manipulate rules and pass legislation. Nevertheless, several scholars have argued that t...

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Editor's Introduction.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Legislative Studies Quarterly. Feb2004, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p1-3. 3p.

Abstract: The article introduces various topics discussed in the February 2004 issue of the journal 'Legislative Studies Quarterly.' One of the most fascinating, and useful purposes of legislative research is to test conventional wisdom about this old establishe...

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Appointment Politics and the Ideological Composition of the Judiciary.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Legislative Studies Quarterly. Feb2014, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p27-54. 28p.

Abstract: Scholars have advanced a wide range of theories regarding the role of Senate confirmation in judicial appointments. In this article, I directly test the predictions of these models using a novel measure of the ideology of judges on the U. S. Courts of ...

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Issue Voting and Partisan Defections in Congressional Elections.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Legislative Studies Quarterly. May2011, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p281-307. 27p.

Abstract: In every election cycle the fate of some candidates is determined by partisans who defect from their usual voting habits to cast a ballot for the candidate of the opposing party. Defections in congressional elections have been attributed to incumbency,...

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Candidates, Votes, Outcomes: A Method for Evaluating Nomination Strategies in MMD/SNTV Electoral Systems.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Legislative Studies Quarterly. May2009, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p273-285. 13p.

Abstract: While characterized by disagreement, all scholarly work on multimember district electoral systems in which each voter casts a single, nontransferable vote (MMD/SNTV) is alike in one way: it evaluates party nominations under the assumption that votes ar...

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The Effects of Uncontested Elections on Legislator Performance.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Legislative Studies Quarterly. May2011, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p199-229. 31p.

Abstract: Political competition lies at the core of representative democracy. Yet, uncompetitive elections and uncontested races are widespread in the United States, particularly at the state level. In this article, we analyze the consequences of uncontested ele...

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