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Insecure majorities will ensure that the Senate remains gridlocked for the foreseeable future

Gelman, Jeremy (2018) Insecure majorities will ensure that the Senate remains gridlocked for the foreseeable future. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (22 Mar 2018). Website.

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Abstract

Despite the intent of the Framers of the US Constitution that the US Senate would be a place for measured deliberation, it has now become nearly as partisan and gridlocked as the US House of Representatives. In new research, Jeremy Gelman finds that party members in the Senate are more likely to vote with their party when they believe the majority party will lose power in the next elections. The rise of insecure majorities in the Senate, he writes, means that partisan agendas and a lack of compromise are here to stay.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2018 14:15
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 16:41
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89315

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