By Frances E. Lee
The congressional time table, Frances Lee contends, comprises many concerns approximately which liberals and conservatives in general agree. Even over those issues, although, Democratic and Republican senators are inclined to struggle with one another. What explains this discord? Beyond Ideology argues that many partisan battles are rooted in festival for energy instead of war of words over the rightful function of presidency.
The first publication to systematically distinguish Senate disputes centering on ideological questions from the massive percentage of them that don't, this quantity foregrounds the position of strength fight in partisan clash. Presidential management, for instance, inherently polarizes legislators who can impact public opinion of the president and his celebration by way of how they deal with his time table. Senators additionally take advantage of solid govt measures and ground debate to embarrass competitors and burnish their very own party’s image—even whilst the problems concerned are extensively supported or low-stakes. additionally, Lee contends, the congressional time table itself amplifies clash by means of more and more concentrating on concerns that reliably differentiate the events. With the hot president pledging to stem the tide of partisan polarization, Beyond Ideology offers a well timed taxonomy of precisely what stands in his way.
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Beyond Ideology: Politics, Principles, and Partisanship in the U. S. Senate by Frances E. Lee