"A compelling and parsimonious model of congressional roll call voting... The authors set forth a research agenda that will keep political scientists, economists, and historians engaged for years to come."
—Journal of Politics
"This book deserves a wide readership... [I]t provides a fascinating tour through political history and an insightful exploration into how political institutions affect outcomes."
—Journal of Economic Literature
"This book is a very important analysis of ideology and probably the most significant public choice analysis of Congress. [I]t will be impossible for scholars studying Congress to proceed without considering the Poole and Rosenthal results."
Keith T. Poole is professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Spatial Models of Parliamentary Voting.
Howard Rosenthal is a professor in the Department of Politics at New York University. He is the coauthor, with Alberto Alesina, of Partisan Politics, Divided Government, and the Economy.