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Extra -Congressional procedures in the new legislative process


2001 2001

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Abstract (summary)

A study of the procedures utilized by legislative leaders in attempting to pass legislation that imposes particularistic costs in favor of general benefits. Four cases that utilize different procedural strategies are compared to assess when and why Congress employs different procedures and to assess the comparative difficulties involved in cutting different types of particularistic benefits in favor of general benefits. The study finds that the decision to delegate is a function of a variety of factors including the nature of the particularistic cost being imposed, the scope of the policy area, the historical development of institutions involved in the particular policy area, and the relative power and stature of the legislative leaders who support the measure.

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Subject
Political science
Classification
0615: Political science
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Congress; Legislative procedures
Title
Extra -Congressional procedures in the new legislative process
Author
Becker, Lawrence Allen
Number of pages
227
Publication year
2001
Degree date
2001
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 62/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780493083438, 049308343X
Advisor
Hird, John
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3000297
ProQuest document ID
220116700
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/220116700
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