Dynamic Pivotal Politics. 1. Wioletta derstand legislative outcomes (Krehbiel , Brady and Volden , Cox and McCubbins. Krehbiel develops a simple, spatial model of lawmaking in the U.S. Congress. He argues that focusing on the policy positions of “pivotal” voters such as the. hbiel’s are our incorporation of an additional filibuster pivot that Krehbiel does not model (roughly, a liberal. [conservative] pivot when the president is liberal [con.
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Politicians and pundits alike have complained that the divided governments of the last decades have led to legislative gridlock. Not so, argues Keith Krehbiel, who advances the provocative theory that divided government actually has little distinctive effect on legislative productivity.
Raw political conflict is in fact the order of the day, occurring even when the same party controls the legislative and executive branches. Meticulously researched krehbiek anchored in real politics, Krehbiel’s study pivoal that the pivotal vote on a piece of legislation is not the one that gives a bill a simple majority, but the one that allows its supporters to override a possible presidential veto or to halt a krehbirl. Krehbiel’s tractable yet comprehensive theory demonstrates how a specific and identifiable decision maker determines final policy choices and how politicians who are trying to enact new policies focus their legislative efforts on these pivotal lawmakers.
This theory of pivots also explains why, when bills are passed, winning coalitions usually are bipartisan and supermajority sized. Offering an incisive account of how gridlock is overcome and showing that political parties are less important in legislative-executive politics than previously thought, Pivotal Politics remakes our understanding of the American legislative process.
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Not so, argues Keith Krehbiel, who advances the provocative theory that divided government actually has little effect on legislative productivity. Gridlock is in fact the order of the day, occurring even when the same party controls the legislative and executive branches.
Meticulously researched and anchored to real politics, Krehbiel argues that the pivotal vote on a piece of legislation is not popitics one that gives a bill a simple majority, but the krehhiel that allows its supporters to override a possible presidential veto or to put a halt to a filibuster.
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The Logic of Collective Action: The Politics of Direct Presidential Action. From the Back Cover Politicians and pundits alike have complained that the divided governments of the last decades have led to legislative gridlock. University of Chicago Press; 1 edition June 22, Language: Start reading Pivotal Politics: Lawmaking on your Kindle in under a minute. Don’t have a Kindle? Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Share your thoughts with other customers.
Write a customer review. Showing of 1 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. In the news we frequently hear that Washington just doesn’t work or that gridlock has taken over the system.
LawmakingKrehbiel provides an explanation for why. Basically, certain government institutional features, such as the president’s veto and the Senate’s filibuster, make it very difficult to change policy.
Thus, it is possible to have gridlock even when the same party controls both branches of government. My two criticisms of the book are as follows. First, the writing is a bit obtuse. I understand this is for an academic audience I consider myself part of that crowd.
However, there are times when Krehbiel uses terms like “changes in gridlock,” when it really seems to mean either an increase or decrease. Some of the diagrams aren’t well explained and it took me a while to fully understand what was going on. I do wish this book were more accessible to a wider audience. I think it goes a long way toward moderating the public’s expectations with regard to “change”.
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