Beyond ideology : politics, principles, and partisanship in the U.S. Senate / Frances E. Lee.

Argues that partisan battles that threaten the congressional agenda are rooted in competition for power and not over disagreements over the role of the government.

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Main Author: Lee, Frances E.
Format: Book
Published: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Table of Contents:
  • Ties that bind: untangling the roots of congressional partisanship
  • Before 'ideology': a conceptual history
  • Sources of party conflict: ideological disagreement and teamsmanship
  • Dividers, not uniters: presidential leadership and legislative partisanship
  • The partisan politics of good government
  • Procedural partisanship: intra-party dealmaking and partisan bloc voting
  • Agreeing to disagree, or disagreeing to agree: agenda content and rising partisanship
  • Beyond ideology: returning to politics
  • Appendix A. Coding the presidential agenda status of roll-call votes
  • Appendix B. Does party polarization on an issue topic increase the likelihood that presidents will include the issue on their agenda?
  • Appendix C. Estimates of multinomial logit model of partisan voting patterns on Senate roll-call votes, 1981-2004.