Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government

Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government

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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… (more)

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Publisher: Princeton University Press (November 11, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 480 pages

File size: 10 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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