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The Logic of Congressional Action

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Congress regularly enacts laws that benefit particular groups or localities while imposing costs on everyone else. Sometimes, however, Congress breaks free of such parochial concerns and enacts bills that serve the general public, not just special interest groups. In this important and original book, R. Douglas Arnold offers a theory that explains not only why special interests frequently triumph but also why the general public sometimes wins. By showing how legislative leaders build coalitions for both types of programs, ...

The Logic of Congressional Action 1992, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300056594

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The Logic of Congressional Action 1990, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300048346

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