Critical Elections and Congressional Policy Making

9780804714426: Hardback
Release Date: 1st April 1988

9780804718400: Paperback
Release Date: 1st May 1991

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 228

Edition: 1st Edition

Series Stanford Studies in the New Political History

Stanford University Press

Critical Elections and Congressional Policy Making

Hardback / £77.00
Paperback / £26.99

This book argues that, despite the scholarly emphasis on 20th-century congressional history, it is necessary to study the nation's first 150 years in order to understand more fully the evolution and functioning of the modern Congress—a time when parties emerged, developed, realigned, and dissapeared; Congressional standing rules changed; the workload of Congress increased dramatically; and both houses grew greatly in size.