Sharing the wealth : member contributions and the exchange theory of party influence in the U.S. House of Representatives / Damon M. Cann.

Author
Cann, Damon M., 1976- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, c2008.
Description
1 online resource (137 p.)

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Winner of the 2009 Richard F. Fenno Jr. Prize of the Legislative Studies Section of the American Political Science AssociationWhile students of American politics are accustomed to thinking of members of Congress as recipients of campaign contributions, Sharing the Wealth shows that incumbents are increasingly active as contributors to their parties and other political candidates. As this provocative study shows, member contributions have grown exponentially in recent years to finance the fierce biannual battle for majority control of Congress. Utilizing both quantitative methods and case studies, Damon M. Cann examines arrangements designed to advance ambitions of individuals while ultimately strengthening parties, and also explores several important consequences of this growing phenomenon. More than a campaign finance study, Sharing the Wealth offers a comprehensive examination of member-to-member and member-to-party contributions, and makes the connection between member contributions and the growing strength of political parties in Congress.
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Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-118) and index.
Language note
English
Contents
  • Candidates as contributors?
  • The exchange theory of party influence
  • Leadership investment in legislative loyalty in the U.S. House
  • Member contributions and the politics of House Committee chair selection
  • Member contributions and control of the House Appropriations Committee
  • Member contributions and the politics of party leadership selection.
ISBN
  • 0-7914-7810-6
  • 1-4356-6016-1
OCLC
243862740
Doi
  • 10.1515/9780791478103
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