Agenda Setting in the U.S. Senate by Chris Den Hartog,Nathan W. Monroe

By Chris Den Hartog,Nathan W. Monroe

Proposes a brand new idea of Senate time table surroundings that reconciles a divide in literature among the traditional knowledge - during which social gathering energy is assumed to be usually undermined by means of Senate techniques and norms and the obvious partisan bias in Senate judgements famous in contemporary empirical reports. Chris Den Hartog and Nathan W. Monroe's idea revolves round a 'costly attention' framework for pondering schedule environment, the place relocating proposals ahead during the legislative technique is visible as requiring scarce assets. to set up that most social gathering will pay reduce schedule attention bills via a number of procedural benefits, the publication contains a variety of chapters reading partisan impact at numerous phases of the legislative technique, together with committee reviews, filibusters and cloture, flooring scheduling and flooring amendments. not just do the consequences help the book's theoretical assumption and key hypotheses, yet they shed new mild on nearly each significant step within the Senate's legislative process.

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