How Congress Evolves by Nelson W. Polsby
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How Congress Evolves
By Nelson W. Polsby

How Congress Evolves

Social Bases of Institutional Change

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How Congress Evolves by Nelson W. Polsby

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In this greatly entertaining tale of one of our most august institutions, Nelson Polsby argues that among other things, from the 50's to the 90's, Congress evolved. In short, Polsby argues that air conditioning altered the demography of the southern states, which in turn changed the political parties of the South, which transformed the composition and in due course the performance of the US House of Representatives. This evolutionary process led to the House's liberalization and later to its transformation into an arena of sharp partisanship, visible among both Democrats and Republicans. How Congress Evolves breathes new life into the dusty corners of institutional history, and offers a unique explanation for important transformations in the congressional environment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195182965
ISBN-10: 0195182960
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 155mm x 18mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 28-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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How Congress Evolves by Nelson W. Polsby How Congress Evolves, Hardback (December 2003)

Nelson Polsby argues that among other things, from the 50s to the 90s, Congress evolved. In short, Polsby argues that air conditioning altered the demography of the Southern States, which in turn changed the political parties of the South, which transformed the composition and in due course the performance of the US House of Representatives.

New Federalist Papers by Nelson W. Polsby New Federalist Papers, Paperback (August 1998)

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Divided Democrats by Nelson W. Polsby Divided Democrats, Paperback (August 1996)

An exploration of the diversity of the American Democratic Party and how and why this translates into primary skirmishes, nomination battles, and presidential election disappointments even in the era of Democratic ascendancy.

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Author Biography - Nelson W. Polsby

Nelson Polsby is Heller Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley where he has taught American politics and government since 1967. A close Congress watcher for more than 40 years, he is the author of, among others, Congress and the Presidency, and Presidential Elections (with Aaron Wildavsky, 10th edition.) He is editor of the Annual Review of Political Science and writes often for the Op-ed pages of the LA Times, Boston Globe, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.

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