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Recent study at the U.S. apartment of Representatives principally specializes in the consequences of partisanship, however the strikingly much less widespread stories of the Senate nonetheless are likely to deal with events as secondary concerns in a chamber that offers its individuals way more person leverage than congressmen have. in keeping with the new bring up in senatorial partisanship, Why no longer Parties? corrects this imbalance with a sequence of unique essays that spotlight solely at the results of events within the workings of the higher chamber.


Illuminating the turning out to be importance of those results, the participants discover 3 significant components, together with the electoral foundations of events, partisan procedural virtue, and partisan implications for coverage. within the technique, they examine such concerns as no matter if social gathering self-discipline can triumph over Senate mechanisms that make investments the main energy in participants and small teams; how events effect the making of laws and the distribution of red meat; and no matter if electorate punish senators for now not toeing get together traces. the result's a well timed corrective to the idea that events don’t topic within the Senate—which the members exhibit is way extra just like the reduce chamber than traditional knowledge suggests.

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