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Congress : A Political-economic History of Roll Call Voting

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In this wide-ranging study, the authors use 200 years of congressional roll call voting as a framework for an interpretation of important episodes in American political and economic history. By tracing the voting patterns of Congress throughout the country's history, Poole and Rosenthal find that, despite a wide array of issues facing legislators, over 80 percent of a legislator's voting decisions can be attributed to a consistent ideological position ranging from ultraconservatism to ultraliberalism.show more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 155.2 x 233.2 x 18mm | 447.88g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • line figures
  • 019514242X
  • 9780195142426

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..".a compelling and parsimonious model of congressional roll call voting....the pedogogical value of the book is immense, for advanced scholars and beginning graduate students alike."--Journal of Politics"This book deserves a wide readership....{it] provides a fascinating tour through political history and an insightful exploration into how political institutions affect outcomes."--Journal of Economic Literature"Congress is a must-read for Congressional scholars of all stripes."--LSS Newsleter"For any researcher contemplating an investigation of congressional roll call voting behavior, Poole and Rosenthal's book is a "must read." Their approach is unique and differs from that adhered to by many economists....Their work is well known among political scientists and deserves to be known by economists and historians as well."--The Journal of Economic History"The book is highly recommended for anyone interested in the history of roll-call voting and the careful analysis of legislator ideology."-- ac Heckelman, Department of Economics, Wake Forest University ."..a compelling and parsimonious model of congressional roll call voting....the pedogogical value of the book is immense, for advanced scholars and beginning graduate students alike."--Journal of Politics"This book deserves a wide readership....{it] provides a fascinating tour through political history and an insightful exploration into how political institutions affect outcomes."--Journal of Economic Literature"Congress is a must-read for Congressional scholars of all stripes."--LSS Newsleter"For any researcher contemplating an investigation of congressional roll call voting behavior, Poole and Rosenthal's book is a "must read." Their approach is unique and differs from that adhered to by many economists....Their work is well known among political scientists and deserves to be known by economists and historians as well."--The Journal of Economic History"The book is highly recommended for anyone interested in the history of roll-call voting and the careful analysis of legislator ideology."-- ac Heckelman, Department of Economics, Wake Forest University .,."a compelling and parsimonious model of congressional roll call voting....the pedogogical value of the book is immense, for advanced scholars and beginning graduate students alike."--Journal of Politics "This book deserves a wide readership....{it] provides a fascinating tour through political history and an insightful exploration into how political institutions affect outcomes."--Journal of Economic Literature "Congress is a must-read for Congressional scholars of all stripes."--LSS Newsleter "For any researcher contemplating an investigation of congressional roll call voting behavior, Poole and Rosenthal's book is a "must read." Their approach is unique and differs from that adhered to by many economists....Their work is well known among political scientists and deserves to be known by economists and historians as well."--The Journal of Economic History "The book is highly recommended for anyone interested in the history of roll-call voting and the careful analysis of legislator ideology."-- ac Heckelman, Department of Economics, Wake Forest University ., ."a compelling and parsimonious model of congressional roll call voting....the pedogogical value of the book is immense, for advanced scholars and beginning graduate students alike."--Journal of Politics"This book deserves a wide readership....{it] provides a fascinating tour through political history and an insightful exploration into how political institutions affect outcomes."--Journal of Economic Literature"Congress is a must-read for Congressional scholars of all stripes."--LSS Newsleter"For any researcher contemplating an investigation of congressional roll call voting behavior, Poole and Rosenthal's book is a "must read." Their approach is unique and differs from that adhered to by many economists....Their work is well known among political scientists and deserves to be known byeconomists and historians as well."--The Journal of Economic History"The book is highly recommended for anyone interested in the history of roll-call voting and the careful analysis of legislator ideology."--ac Heckelman, Department of Economics, Wake Forest University , .."a compelling and parsimonious model of congressional roll call voting....the pedogogical value of the book is immense, for advanced scholars and beginning graduate students alike."--Journal of Politics "This book deserves a wide readership....{it] provides a fascinating tour through political history and an insightful exploration into how political institutions affect outcomes."--Journal of Economic Literature "Congress is a must-read for Congressional scholars of all stripes."--LSS Newsleter "For any researcher contemplating an investigation of congressional roll call voting behavior, Poole and Rosenthal's book is a "must read." Their approach is unique and differs from that adhered to by many economists....Their work is well known among political scientists and deserves to be known by economists and historians as well."--The Journal of Economic History "The book is highly recommended for anyone interested in the history of roll-call voting and the careful analysis of legislator ideology."-- ac Heckelman, Department of Economics, Wake Forest University .,."a compelling and parsimonious model of congressional roll call voting....the pedogogical value of the book is immense, for advanced scholars and beginning graduate students alike."--Journal of Politics"This book deserves a wide readership....{it] provides a fascinating tour through political history and an insightful exploration into how political institutions affect outcomes."--Journal of Economic Literature"Congress is a must-read for Congressional scholars of all stripes."--LSS Newsleter"For any researcher contemplating an investigation of congressional roll call voting behavior, Poole and Rosenthal's book is a "must read." Their approach is unique and differs from that adhered to by many economists....Their work is well known among political scientists and deserves to be known byeconomists and historians as well."--The Journal of Economic History"The book is highly recommended for anyone interested in the history of roll-call voting and the careful analysis of legislator ideology."--ac Heckelman, Department of Economics, Wake Forest University ..."a compelling and parsimonious model of congressional roll call voting....the pedogogical value of the book is immense, for advanced scholars and beginning graduate students alike."--Journal of Politics"This book deserves a wide readership....{it� provides a fascinating tour through political history and an insightful exploration into how political institutions affect outcomes."--Journal of Economic Literature"Congress is a must-read for Congressional scholars of all stripes."--LSS Newsleter"For any researcher contemplating an investigation of congressional roll call voting behavior, Poole and Rosenthal's book is a "must read." Their approach is unique and differs from that adhered to by many economists....Their work is well known among political scientists and deserves to be known byeconomists and historians as well."--The Journal of Economic History"The book is highly recommended for anyone interested in the history of roll-call voting and the careful analysis of legislator ideology."--ac Heckelman, Department of Economics, Wake Forest Universityshow more

About Keith T. Poole

Keith T. Poole is Professor of Politics and Political Economy at Carnegie Mellon University. Howard Rosenthal is Roger Williams Straus Professor of Social Sciences at Princeton University.show more

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