Congress and the Politics of Problem Solving (BOK)

E. Scott Adler, John D. Wilkerson

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How do issues end up on the agenda? Why do lawmakers routinely invest in program oversight and broad policy development? What considerations drive legislative policy change? For many, Congress is an institution consumed by partisan bickering and gridlock. Yet the institution's long history of addressing significant societal problems - even in recent years - seems to contradict this view. Congress and the Politics of Problem Solving argues that the willingness of many voters to hold elected officials accountable for societal conditions is central to appreciating why Congress responds to problems despite the many reasons mustered for why it cannot. The authors show that, across decades of policy making, problem-solving motivations explain why bipartisanship is a common pattern of congressional behavior and offer the best explanation for legislative issue attention and policy change.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter E. Scott Adler, John D. Wilkerson
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107023185
Antall sider 259 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 470 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Central government policies, Constitution: government & the state