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dc.contributor.authorAnsolabehere, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, Maxwellen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchneer, Benjaminen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-14T19:12:16Z
dc.date.available2018-05-14T19:12:16Z
dc.date.issued2018-03-01
dc.identifierhttp://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000419842800004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=6e74115fe3da270499c3d65c9b17d654
dc.identifier.citationStephen Ansolabehere, Maxwell Palmer, Benjamin Schneer. 2018. "Divided Government and Significant Legislation: A History of Congress from 1789 to 2010." Social Science History, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp. 81 - 108 (28).
dc.identifier.issn0145-5532
dc.identifier.issn1527-8034
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/28920
dc.description.abstractThis article presents and analyzes the most comprehensive database to date of significant acts of Congress—from 1789 to 2010—to test whether divided party control of government affects the number of important acts Congress passes. We find that unified control corresponds with one additional significant act passed per Congress in the nineteenth century and four additional such acts in the twentieth century. However, party control of government cannot explain the broad historical trends in the rate at which Congress passes significant legislation. Nixon in 1969 was far more successful with a Democratic Congress than was McKinley in 1897 with a Republican one.en_US
dc.format.extent81 - 108 (28)en_US
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Science History
dc.subjectArts & humanitiesen_US
dc.subjectSocial sciencesen_US
dc.subjectHistoryen_US
dc.subjectHistory of social sciencesen_US
dc.subjectProductivityen_US
dc.subjectGridlocken_US
dc.subjectPolicyen_US
dc.subjectUnited States Congressen_US
dc.titleDivided government and significant legislation: A History of Congress from 1789 to 2010en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/ssh.2017.42
pubs.elements-sourceweb-of-scienceen_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: Not knownen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Political Scienceen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0001-7991-2499 (Palmer, Maxwell)


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