The Resource Legislative entrepreneurship in the U.S. House of Representatives, Gregory Wawro

Legislative entrepreneurship in the U.S. House of Representatives, Gregory Wawro

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Legislative entrepreneurship in the U.S. House of Representatives
Title
Legislative entrepreneurship in the U.S. House of Representatives
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Wawro
Title variation
Legislative entrepreneurship in the United States House of Representatives
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When members are elected to the House of Representatives they have a certain freedom to decide how they will act as members and how they will build their reputations. Just as in the market place entrepreneurs build businesses, so in the House of Representatives members have the freedom to choose to build legislative programs that will enhance their reputations in the institution. And yet entrepreneurship is also costly to members. Gregory Wawro explains why members of the House engage in legislative entrepreneurship by examining what motivates them to acquire policy knowledge, draft legislation, build coalitions, and push their legislation in the House. He considers what incentives members have to perform what many have perceived to be the difficult and unrewarding tasks of legislating. This book shows how becoming a legislative entrepreneur relates to members' goals of reelection, enacting good public policy, and obtaining influence in the House. The analysis differs from previous studies of this behavior, which for the most part have employed case study methods and have relied on anecdotal evidence to support their arguments. Wawro analyzes legislative entrepreneurship in a general and systematic fashion, developing hypotheses from rational-choice-based theories and testing these hypotheses using quantitative methods. Wawro argues that members engage in legislative entrepreneurship in order to get ahead within the House. He finds that the more legislative entrepreneurship that members engage in, the more likely it is that they will advance to prestigious positions. This book is of interest to students of Congress, legislative behavior and institutions, elections, and campaign finance. Gregory Wawro is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
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Dewey number
328.73/077
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1319
LC item number
.W38 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Michigan studies in political analysis
Label
Legislative entrepreneurship in the U.S. House of Representatives, Gregory Wawro
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-186) and index
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online resource
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cr
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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Control code
ocn681757096
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Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 193 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472022489
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations
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Electronic reproduction.
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)681757096
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System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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