The Dysfunctional Congress? The Individual Roots of an Institutional Dilemma

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The Dysfunctional Congress?
The Individual Roots of an Institutionat Dilemma

Kenneth R. Mayer

University of Wisconsin -- Madison

David T. Canon University of Wisconsin -- Madison

Westview Press

A Member of the Perseus Books Group

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents vii
  • Tables and Illustrations ix
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Why Don't We like Congress? the Collective Dilemma Defined 13
  • 2 - The Collective Dilemma Through History 41
  • 3 - The Collective Dilemma in the Modern Context 65
  • 4 - The Collective Dillema and Congressional Reform 97
  • 5 - An Agenda for Reform Coming to Terms with the Collective Dilemma 133
  • Discussion Questions 157
  • Glossary 159
  • Notes 169
  • References 175
  • Index 187
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