Eighteen original essays by leading scholars offer a cutting edge perspective on change in the modern Congress. This edition provides an assessment of the Republican revolution, its electoral after-math in 1996, and the prospects for a long-term Republican congressional dominance.
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Patterns and Dynamics of Congressional Change
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