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Vital Statistics on Congress, 1999-2000 (Hardcover)

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Vital Statistics on Congress, 2001-2002, is the definitive source of essential information for all those who watch Congress - as citizens, journalists, political scientists, students, lobbyists, and even as staff and members of the institution itself. The volume covers more than 100 key topics, including characteristics of the membership, the internal structure of the institution, voting patterns, campaign and election statistics, staff and budgetary information, and ideology ratings for members of Congress. This edition features several substantive changes: - The addition of a thirty-page introductory essay that describes Congress during three key eras over the past fifty years and identifies the major changes and patterns of stability in that period. - New tables and charts using Poole-Rosenthal ideological scores that show how the ideological makeup of southern Democrats, northern Democrats, Republicans, and the body as a whole has changed since the Eightieth Congress in 1947. The volume also addresses several important issues about the contemporary Congress: - How the close presidential election in 2000 affected races for the Senate and House. - The changes that will occur in c.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780844741673
ISBN-10: 0844741671
Publisher: AEI Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2002
Pages: 300
Language: English
Series: Vital Statistics on Congress (Hardcover)