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Author McDonough, John E. (John Edward)
Title Experiencing politics : a legislator's stories of government and health care / John E. McDonough.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [2000]

Author McDonough, John E. (John Edward)
Series California/Milbank series on health and the public ; 2
California/Milbank series on health and the public ; 2.
Subject Massachusetts. General Court. House of Representatives.
Legislators -- Massachusetts.
Political planning -- Massachusetts.
Medical policy -- Massachusetts.
Health Policy.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 342 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-332) and index.
Contents Foreword by Daniel M. Fox and Samuel L. Milbank; Acknowledgments; 1. Politics Is ... and Debating Points; 2. The Stories We Tell and the X-Men; 3. Landlords, Tenants, and Conflict; 4. Interests and a Fiscal Crisis; 5. Representation, Relationships, and Campaign Warchests; 6. Punctuated Equilibrium and the Fate of Hospital Rate Setting; 7. Agendas and Children's Health Care; 8. Conversations, Games, and the Death Penalty; 9. Concluding Remarks; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index.
Summary John E. McDonough affords a rare glimpse into the practice of state politics in this insider's account of the fascinating interface between political science and real-life politics. A member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for thirteen years and a skilled storyteller, McDonough eloquently weaves together stories of politics and policy with engaging theoretical models in a way that illuminates both the theory and the practice.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780520925168 (electronic bk.)
0520925165 (electronic bk.)
058538911X (electronic bk.)
9780585389110 (electronic bk.)
0520224108 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
9780520224100 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
0520224116 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
9780520224117 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
OCLC # 49569844
Additional Format Print version: McDonough, John E. (John Edward). Experiencing politics. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2000 0520224108 (DLC) 99056844 (OCoLC)42780421

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