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Understanding when and why Congress repeals laws is as important as looking at how it makes them

Ragusa, Jordan M. and Birkhead, Nathaniel A. (2015) Understanding when and why Congress repeals laws is as important as looking at how it makes them. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (16 Oct 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Our understanding of how Congress works has been shaped by the laws it enacts. But what about the laws which it repeals? In new research, Jordan M. Ragusa and Nathaniel A. Birkhead develop a comprehensive database of major Congressional repeals over more than 130 years. They find that repeals ‘spike’ when the majority party is united, and after it comes to power after a long time in the minority, such as in 1994’s ‘Republican revolution’.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2015 13:55
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2020 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/64301

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