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Disjointed Pluralism: Institutional Innovation and the Development of the U.S. Congress (Princeton Studies in American Politics) Paperback – May 1, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0691049267 ISBN-10: 0691049262

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Product Details

  • Series: Princeton Studies in American Politics
  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (May 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691049262
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691049267
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 6 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #405,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Winner of the Fenno Prize

"This is a very good read for students of Congress who puzzle over the institution's configuration. . . . An excellent examination of institutional change."--Choice

"If we know anything about the U.S. Congress it is this: Congress is a dynamic, ever-changing institution. . . . Alas, for good reasons our theories of congressional organization tend to the static and our empirical analyses tend to the cross-sectional. Eric Schickler's fine book joins a growing set of efforts to understand how and why Congress changes."--Garry Young, Political Science Quarterly

"This book is essential reading for those interested in internal legislative politics, and an important contribution to the more general literature on American politics."--Keith E. Whittington, Congress and the Presidency

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"This is an excellent piece of work, which will be influential. Both rational choice and developmental theorists and congressional scholars will read it. This book will be required reading for all Americanists in political science. It should win several prizes for its thoughtfulness, appropriateness, and careful, knowledgeable use of history."--David Brady, Stanford University

"This is an ambitious piece of work on an important topic. I am impressed with the exhaustive search for sources and the splendid, integrated account of so much of Congress's institutional development. It is a remarkable achievement."--Steven S. Smith, University of Minnesota

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This is a must read for Congressional scholars. Shickler's book is groundbreaking, a bit long, but very helpful both in in terms of understanding Congress, and for helping prepare for Comprehensive or Preliminary Exams.
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