9780814209400

Congress Responds to the Twentieth Century

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  • ISBN13:

    9780814209400

  • ISBN10:

    0814209408

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-11-01
  • Publisher: Ohio State Univ Pr

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Summary

Congress occupies a central place in the U.S. political system. Its reach into American society is vast and deep. Overtime, the issues it has confronted have increased in both quantity and complexity. At the beginning, Congress dealt with a handful of matters, whereas today it has its hands in every imaginable aspect of life. It has attempted to meet these challenges and has changed throughout the course of its history, prodded by factors both external and internal to the institution. The essays in this volume argue therefore that as society changed throughout the twentieth century, Congress responded to those changes.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword ix
Preface xi
Chapter 1 Congress in the Twentieth Century 1(20)
Sunil Ahuja and Robert Dewhirst
I. Congress and Its Members
Chapter 2 From Concept to Context: Representation in the Twentieth Century
21(22)
George E. Connor and Bruce I. Oppenheimer
Chapter 3 The Decline of Competition and Change in Congressional Elections
43(30)

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