Fighting for the Speakership

Fighting for the Speakership

The House and the Rise of Party Government

eBook - 2012
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The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the most powerful partisan figure in the contemporary U.S. Congress. How this came to be, and how the majority party in the House has made control of the speakership a routine matter, is far from straightforward. Fighting for the Speakership provides a comprehensive history of how Speakers have been elected in the U.S. House since 1789, arguing that the organizational politics of these elections were critical to the construction of mass political parties in America and laid the groundwork for the role they play in setting the agenda of C.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781400845460
1400845467
9781283656771
1283656779
9780691118123
0691118124
9780691156446
0691156441
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 476 pages)
Additional Contributors: Stewart, Charles Haines

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