By Frances E. Lee
The congressional time table, Frances Lee contends, contains many matters approximately which liberals and conservatives as a rule agree. Even over those concerns, although, Democratic and Republican senators are likely to struggle with one another. What explains this discord? Beyond Ideology argues that many partisan battles are rooted in festival for strength instead of confrontation over the rightful function of presidency.
The first e-book to systematically distinguish Senate disputes centering on ideological questions from the massive percentage of them that don't, this quantity foregrounds the function of energy fight in partisan clash. Presidential management, for instance, inherently polarizes legislators who can effect public opinion of the president and his social gathering by way of how they deal with his schedule. Senators additionally make the most sturdy govt measures and flooring debate to embarrass competitors and burnish their very own party’s image—even whilst the problems concerned are generally supported or low-stakes. furthermore, Lee contends, the congressional schedule itself amplifies clash via more and more targeting matters 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