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Partisan Stacking on Legislative Committees.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Legislative Studies Quarterly. May2009, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p175-191. 17p.

Abstract: One aspect of the partisan model for legislative committee development that is rarely studied is the degree to which the majority party seeks to control legislative committees—and, thereby, chamber decisions—via numerically "overproportional" majority ...

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Uncertainty and the Prevalence of Committee Outliers.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Legislative Studies Quarterly. May2008, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p323-347. 25p.

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Abstract: Political scientists often suppose that the informational model of legislative organization predicts an absence of committee outliers. In fact, the model predicts that committee outliers will be more common when the floor is more uncertain than its com...

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Superfluous or Mischievous: Evaluating the Determinants of Government Defeats in Second Chambers.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Legislative Studies Quarterly. May2011, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p231-253. 23p.

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Abstract: Governments often extol the policy refining functions of second chambers, but in bicameral parliamentary systems, governments must balance these policy refinement functions with their ability to pass legislation in the second chamber. I examine governm...

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Different Houses: The Distribution of Earmarks in the U.S. House and Senate.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Legislative Studies Quarterly. Aug2009, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p347-373. 27p.

Abstract: Nearly all studies of pork-barrel politics in the U.S. Congress focus on the House, biasing our conception of how politics influences federal spending and skewing our attention toward factors that are active in the House. This article highlights differ...

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Legislative Research Reports.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Legislative Studies Quarterly. Feb2004, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p137-148. 12p.

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Abstract: The article presents abstracts of various legislative research reports that were presented at the 2003 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The paper, 'The Strategic Choice of Electoral Syste...

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The Limits of Senatorial Courtesy.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Legislative Studies Quarterly. Feb2004, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p5-22. 18p.

Abstract: The article focuses on the limits to senatorial courtesy. The politics of judicial selection has recently attracted renewed interest among students of Congress, the president, and the courts. Focusing on the Senate's role in confirming judges for the l...

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The Logic of Legislative Leadership: Preferences, Challenges, and the Speaker's Powers.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Legislative Studies Quarterly. May2010, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p211-233. 23p.

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Abstract: Principal agent theory implies that legislators will delegate power to a leader only when they need the leader's help and the leader can be expected to provide satisfactory help if granted power. This study is the first to evaluate the implied interact...

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The Effects of Filling Fees and Petition Requirements on U.S. House Elections.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Legislative Studies Quarterly. May96, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p249-264. 16p. 6 Charts.

Abstract: Investigates the effects of legal barriers to competition in the form of filing fees and petition requirements on congressional election results in the U.S. Description of the patterns of filing fees and petition requirements; Presentation of statisti...

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Explaining the Role of Restrictive Rules in the Postreform House.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Legislative Studies Quarterly. Feb2002, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p61-85. 25p.

Abstract: This article analyzes the competing congressional theories that offer explanations of procedural choice. Although there was some sport for the effects of committee heterogeneity, there was no evidence from the committee outlier variable to support asse...

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Divided We Quarrel: The Politics of Congressional Investigations, 1947-2004.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Legislative Studies Quarterly. Aug2009, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p319-345. 27p.

Abstract: Are congressional committee investigations into alleged executive-branch wrongdoing more common during periods of divided government? We analyze original data tracking congressional committee investigations into alleged fraud, waste, and abuse by the e...

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