Divided Government, Interest Representation, and Policy Differences: Competing Explanations of Gridlock in the Fifty States
- POLICY POINT-COUNTERPOINT: IS DIVIDED GOVERNMENT GOOD FOR THE UNITED STATES? Franklin, Daniel P. // International Social Science Review;2011, Vol. 86 Issue 3/4, p160
An introduction is provided to two articles within the journal which discuss divided government in the U.S, on topics including the passage of legislation, partisanship and divided government's impact on the country's well-being.
- Interest group regulation across the United States: Rationale, development and consequences. Thomas, Clive S. // Parliamentary Affairs;Oct98, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p500
Investigates regulation of the lobbying activities of interest groups in the United States. Scope and components of lobbying regulation; Impetus and rationale behind regulation; Approaches to lobbying regulation; Goals of lobbying regulation; Effects of lobbying regulation to the political system.
- Running scared of vote ratings. Jacobson, Louis // National Journal;5/02/98, Vol. 30 Issue 18, p1006
Presents how senators in the United States pay attention to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) or other interest groups. Importance of scorecards produced by interest groups to senators; Information on other interest groups; Advice of interest groups to conservative Democrats.
- Stamp-o-rama. SCHIRTZINGER, ALEXA // Santa Fe Reporter;10/17/2012, Vol. 39 Issue 42, p12
The article focuses on the Move to Amend Coalition, whose goal is to limit the power of money in politics in the U.S. as of October 2012.
- WE ARE ALL CO-CONSPIRATORS NOW. Meacham, Jon // Newsweek;3/8/2010, Vol. 155 Issue 10, p3
The article presents the author's opinions on how the people of the U.S. contribute to the partisan workings of the U.S. government. The author believes that to make the system workable, people can change the system or they can consider that politics in Washington, D.C. is a mirror of their...
- Loyal opposition. // Commonweal;10/25/2002, Vol. 129 Issue 18, p5
Analyzes the implications of a divided government in the U.S. in 2002. Authority given to President George W. Bush in dealing with Iraq; Economic problems facing the nation; Scandals faced by accounting firms.
- WANTED: TWO NEW PARTIES. Lawrence, David // Saturday Evening Post;9/14/1935, Vol. 208 Issue 11, p18
Reports on the issues confronting the split of the two U.S. government parties, the Republican and the Democratic. Effect of the parties' division on the public; Detail of the national leaders' proposal on the planned change of government form; Agenda on the conflicting interest between the...
- It's Always Politics. // Wilson Quarterly;Winter2006, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p68
The article discusses the report Going Bipartisan: Politics by Other Means, written by Peter Trubowitz and Nicole Mellow in the Fall 2005 issue of the journal Political Science Quarterly. The authors analyzed the roll-call votes in the U.S. from 1889 to 2002. They also explored the correlation...
- CORPORATE REFORM, BACK ON THE FRONT BURNER. Stone, Peter H. // National Journal;3/1/2003, Vol. 35 Issue 9, p665
Reports on the move of executives from major firms in the U.S. to protect their interests from legislative proposals and regulatory reform that the federal government might adopt after a series of corporate scandals. Increase of clients of law and lobbying firms in Washington, D.C.; Corporate...