Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Senior party members have the most to lose when their party moves to centralize its ability to set the policy agenda

Hall, Andrew B. (2013) Senior party members have the most to lose when their party moves to centralize its ability to set the policy agenda. LSE American Politics and Policy (03 Dec 2013). Blog Entry.

[img]
Preview
PDF - Published Version
Download (324kB) | Preview

Abstract

The rise of the power of the Tea Party in the House of Representatives has raised numerous questions about legislative organization and party leadership. Using data from reforms in the 1970s that weakened the seniority system in the House, Andrew B. Hall explores one obstacle to centralizing power towards the party leadership and away from senior committee members. He argues that party members have electoral incentives to centralize power when they share an ideological vision, but that the senior members who lose power under this arrangement are similarly motivated to block these reforms.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 11:43
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2019 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58418

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics