STEVEN S. SMITH
In recent years, positive theories of congressional
parties have been elaborated to encompass a variety of institutional features.
The seasoning of the field is reflected in its contrasting theoretical accounts
of the existence of parties and their effects, and the return to empirical
evidence in a set of insightful studies of modern congressional decision making.
This paper provides a critical review of this recent literature and suggests
some unfinished tasks in the development of this field.
Positive Theories of Congressional Parties
Legislative Studies Quarterly, XXV:193-215
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