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Patterns of Legislative Politics

Patterns of Legislative Politics
Roll-Call Voting in Latin America and the United States

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  • Date Published: November 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521820561

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  • Using the U.S. as a basis of comparison, this book makes extensive use of roll call data to explore patterns of legislative politics in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. It extends research concerning party and legislative politics through a detailed analysis of voting patterns of parties, factions, and alliances in Latin America's Southern Cone and contrasts this data with the United States. Scott Morgenstern reveals that the U.S. parties have exhibited higher levels of unity but less flexibility in recent years.

    • Single-authored volume
    • Explicit comparisons about the level of unity and the patterns of coalitions in the Latin American and US legislatures
    • Extends study to sub- and supra-party groups
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    "Morgenstern argues persuasively...writes clearly and details both the case for his conclusions and the limits to his claims. A pathbreaking study. Highly recommended." C.H. Blake, James Madison University, CHOICE

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    • Date Published: November 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521820561
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: party, faction, and coalitions, names and abbreviations
    1. Pattern of legislative politics: identifiability and flexibility
    2. Representation and the agent system
    3. Identifying agents
    4. Influences on agent unity: discipline and cohesion
    5. Explaining voting unity
    6. Policy coalitions and agent flexibility
    7. Conclusion.

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    Scott Morgenstern, Duke University, North Carolina

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