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Author Den Hartog, Chris.
Title Agenda setting in the U.S. Senate : costly consideration and majority party advantage / Chris Den Hartog and Nathan W. Monroe.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2011]
©2011

Author Den Hartog, Chris.
Subject United States. Congress. Senate.
United States. Congress. Senate -- Rules and practice.
Legislative calendars -- United States.
Alt Name Monroe, Nathan W.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 235 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Summary "This book proposes a new theory of Senate agenda setting that reconciles a divide in literature between the conventional wisdom - in which party power is thought to be mostly, if not completely, undermined by Senate procedures and norms - and the apparent partisan bias in Senate decisions noted in recent empirical studies. Chris Den Hartog and Nathan W, Monroe's theory revolves around a "costly consideration" framework for thinking about agenda setting, where moving proposals forward through the legislative process is seen as requiring scarce resources. To establish that the majority party pays lower agenda consideration costs through various procedural advantages, the book features a number of chapters examining partisan influence at several stages of the legislative process, including committee reports, filibusters and cloture, floor scheduling, and floor amendments. Not only do the results strongly support the book's theoretical assumption and key hypotheses, but they shed new light on virtually every major step in the Senate's legislative process"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-214) and index.
Contents Costly consideration. Costly consideration and the majority's advantage -- The textbook senate and partisan policy influence -- The costly-consideration agenda-setting theory -- Senate procedure and consideration costs. Committees and senate agenda setting -- Scheduling bills in the senate -- The effects of filibusters -- The disposition of majority and minority amendments -- Killing amendments with tabling motions and points of order -- The effects of amendments -- Testing the costly-consideration theory. Testing our model -- Implications of costly consideration -- Appendix A: Relaxing the model's assumptions -- Appendix B: Last actions and coding amendment disposition.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781139078733 (electronic bk.)
1139078739 (electronic bk.)
9781139081009 (electronic bk.)
1139081004 (electronic bk.)
9781139083270
1139083279
9781107006461 (hardback)
1107006465 (hardback)
OCLC # 738437899
Additional Format Print version: Den Hartog, Chris. Agenda setting in the U.S. Senate. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011 9781107006461 (DLC) 2010048888 (OCoLC)683247808


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