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Congress: The Electoral Connection
In this second edition to a book that has now achieved canonical status, David R. Mayhew argues that the principal motivation of legislators is reelection and that the pursuit of this goal affectsExpand
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Divided We Govern
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Divided we govern : party control, lawmaking, and investigations, 1946-1990
  • D. Mayhew
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • 1 December 1992
In this prize-winning book, which analyzes data from a 44-year period, Mayhew refutes the commonly held myth that the American national government functions effectively only when one political partyExpand
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Effectiveness and Role of Driver Education and Training in a Graduated Licensing System
Formal driver education/training programs exist in almost all jurisdictions around the world. They are generally accepted as an efficient and effective means for learning to drive, and, moreExpand
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Efficient C++: Performance Programming Techniques
Far too many programmers and software designers consider efficient C++ to be an oxymoron. They regard C++ as inherently slow and inappropriate for performance-critical applications. Consequently, C++Expand
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The promotion of motorcycle safety: training, education, and awareness
The past few decades have witnessed an increase in the popularity of motorcycles as a mode of transportation. Coincidental with this growth in use has been an increase in the incidence of collisionsExpand
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America's Congress: Actions in the Public Sphere, James Madison Through Newt Gingrich
To understand American politics and government, we need to recognize not only that members of Congress are agents of societal interests and preferences but also that they act with a certain degree ofExpand
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Placing Parties in American Politics: Organization, Electoral Settings, and Government Activity in the Twentieth Century
This work on the structure of American parties combines the breadth that has been characteristic of voter analyses and the richness found in case studies of local party organizations.OriginallyExpand
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Wars and American Politics
Wars have been underexamined as causal factors in American political history. The nation's freestanding hot wars seem to have generated at least four kinds of major effects: policy changes of lastingExpand
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