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Author Dawkins, Ryan, author

Title Congress and the politics of problem solving : developing a mixed-methods research design for new data and new insights / Ryan Dawkins
Published [Los Angeles, California] : SAGE, 2014
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Description 1 online resource
Series SAGE research methods. Cases
SAGE research methods. Cases
Summary In 2002, Scott Adler and John Wilkerson began building a new database of all congressional bills and their referral patterns as they moved through the United States Congress since 1945. What grew out of this massive effort was the publication of Congress and the Politics of Problem Solving (2012). This case study provides an account of how the authors went from the basic question of what drove committee gatekeeping to the publication of a book that addresses a much larger series of questions, offers a new theory of legislative organization, and provides a fresh look at what drives the agenda-setting process
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on November 10, 2015)
Subject United States. Congress -- Research -- Case studies.
Decision making -- Political aspects -- Research -- United States -- Case studies.
Legislation -- Political aspects -- Research -- United States -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1473949963 (ebook)
9781473949966 (ebook)