“In this welcome updating of his agenda-setting classic, David Mayhew cogently defends his original methodology and finds that divided government remains no less productive of important legislation than unified government. Written with Mayhew’s usual clarity and grace, this is a book to be enjoyed by beginning and veteran students of Congress alike.”—Gary Jacobson, professor of political science, University of California, San Diego
First edition: “First-rate. . . . Mayhew’s tabulations and analysis are, quite simply, unimpeachable.”—Morris Fiorina, Washington Monthly
“Will stand for years as a classic.”—L. Sandy Maisel, Political Science Quarterly
About the Author
David R. Mayhew, Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University, is the author of many books, including Electoral Realignments and America’s Congress, available in paperback from Yale University Press.