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Parties and leaders in the postreform house
Since the Second World War, congressional parties have been characterized as declining in strength and influence. Research has generally attributed this decline to policy conflicts within parties, toExpand
“Sophisticated” Voting in the 1988 Presidential Primaries
Voters in multicandidate contests may confront circumstances under which it is in their interest to vote for a second- or even lower-ranked candidate. The U.S. electoral system, typically offering aExpand
Third-Party and Independent Candidates in American Politics: Wallace, Anderson, and Perot
Between 1852 and 1992 the United States held thirty-six presidential elections. The Democrats won fifteen, the Republicans won the other twenty-one. This duopoly has been threatened from time toExpand
Risk-Bearing and Progressive Ambition: The Case of Members of the United States House of Representatives
This study analyzes the decisions of members of the House on whether to seek higher office (governor or senator) during the period 1954-1974. It differs from previous ambition analyses in that itExpand
Redistricting and Party Polarization in the U.S. House of Representatives
The elevated levels of party polarization observed in the contemporary Congress have been attributed to a variety of factors. One of the more commonly recurring themes among observers ofExpand
The Impact of National Tides and District-Level Effects on Electoral Outcomes: The U.S. Congressional Elections of 1862-63
We examine the U.S. Congressional elections of 1862-63, which resulted in a stunning setback for President Abraham Lincoln and the incumbent Republican Party. After the electoral "dust" had cleared,Expand
The Transition to Republican Rule in the House: Implications for Theories of Congressional Politics
The 1994 congressional elections were dramatic. The Republicans won control of the U.S. House, ending the longest continuous reign by a single party in the nation's history and including the defeatExpand
War for the Floor: Partisan Theory and Agenda Control In the U.S. House of Representatives
This article extends recent research on partisan agenda control in the U.S. House of Representatives to the issue of procedural control of the legislative agenda via special rules. In particular, weExpand
Measuring Conditional Party Government
In this paper, we extend our theory and measurement of conditional party government. We define the " condition " in conditional party government more precisely, offering a formal illustration thatExpand
The Republican Revolution and the House Appropriations Committee
This study applies the theory of "conditional party government" to the interaction between the Republican party and the Appropriations Committee in the 104th House, seen in the context ofExpand