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Partisan competition undermines legislative efficiency in state legislatures only in very specific situations.

Hicks, William D. (2015) Partisan competition undermines legislative efficiency in state legislatures only in very specific situations. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (24 Feb 2015). Website.

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Abstract

With legislative gridlock at the national level, recent years have seen state legislatures take new prominence in putting forward and enacting often controversial legislation. But how does partisan competition affect how legislatures process new laws? In new research, which examines lawmaking in 48 state legislatures over two decades, William D. Hicks finds that when a minority party in a state legislature is large, and when polarization is high, it can significantly reduce the number of bills adopted. On the other hand, a strong majority party, when facing a governor from an opposite party, will tend to push through more legislation in order to put political pressure on the governor.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2015 10:14
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2021 00:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61189

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