Rational Behavior or the Norm of Cooperation? Filibustering Among Retiring Senators

@inproceedings{Overby2004RationalBO,
  title={Rational Behavior or the Norm of Cooperation? Filibustering Among Retiring Senators},
  author={L. Marvin Overby and Lauren Cohen Bell},
  year={2004}
}
This paper contributes to the growing empirical literature on filibusters by examining the factors that are associated with individual-level filibustering behavior. We focus particularly on the behavior of senators in the latter part of their careers, using impending retirement as analytical leverage to determine whether decisions to engage or not in dilatory parliamentary practices are driven more by narrowly drawn considerations of instrumental utility or by compliance with institutional… CONTINUE READING

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