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The Resource Congress in reverse : repeals from Reconstruction to the present, Jordan M. Ragusa and Nathaniel A. Birkhead

Congress in reverse : repeals from Reconstruction to the present, Jordan M. Ragusa and Nathaniel A. Birkhead

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Congress in reverse : repeals from Reconstruction to the present
Title
Congress in reverse
Title remainder
repeals from Reconstruction to the present
Statement of responsibility
Jordan M. Ragusa and Nathaniel A. Birkhead
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, the authors examine when and why Congress repeals existing laws. While many scholars seek to explain Congressional activity by focusing on the institution's ability to enact new legislation, Birkhead and Ragusa explore Congress's ability to "undo" existing statutes. The authors demonstrate that the dynamics of law creation and law repealing are not mirror opposites, and develop a new theory for understanding Congressional behavior that focuses on the majority party's ideological cohesiveness as well as its recent experience out of power. The authors argue that repeals are most common when the parties are ideologically cohesive and the majority party wins control of Congress after a long stint in the minority. In simple terms, repeals tend to occur when the majority party is not hampered by ideological divisions and came into power believing that they have a mandate for action"--
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Ragusa, Jordan M
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Birkhead, Nathaniel
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Repeal of legislation
  • Repeal of legislation
  • Repeal of legislation
  • United States
Label
Congress in reverse : repeals from Reconstruction to the present, Jordan M. Ragusa and Nathaniel A. Birkhead
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When and why repeals occur -- Significant repeals, killer Congresses, and doomed statutes -- Problem-solving efforts -- Partisan motivations -- Preferences of lawmakers -- Conclusions and discussion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
v, 220 pages
Isbn
9780226717470
Lccn
2019052055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1128887348
Label
Congress in reverse : repeals from Reconstruction to the present, Jordan M. Ragusa and Nathaniel A. Birkhead
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When and why repeals occur -- Significant repeals, killer Congresses, and doomed statutes -- Problem-solving efforts -- Partisan motivations -- Preferences of lawmakers -- Conclusions and discussion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
v, 220 pages
Isbn
9780226717470
Lccn
2019052055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1128887348

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