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Governing in a Polarized Age : Elections, Parties, and Political Representation in America (Hardcover)

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"Many political observers have expressed doubts as to whether America's leaders are up to the task of addressing major policy challenges. Yet much of the critical commentary lacks grounding in the systematic analysis of the core institutions of the American political system including elections, representation, and the law-making process. Governing in a Polarized Age brings together more than a dozen leading scholars to provide an in-depth examination of representation and legislative performance. Drawingupon the seminal work of David Mayhew as a point of departure, these essays explore the dynamics of incumbency advantage in today's polarized Congress, asking whether the focus on individual re-election that was the hallmark of Mayhew's ground-breaking book, Congress: The Electoral Connection, remains useful for understanding today's Congress. The essays link the study of elections with close analysis of changes in party organization and with a series of systematic assessments of the quality of legislative performance"--
Number of Pages: 398
Genre: Political Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: February 27, 2017
TCIN: 51177835
UPC: 9781107095090
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-4166
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