For over a half century, Anthony Downs’s spatial model of ideologically structured party competition, articulated in An Economic Theory of Democracy, has been deeply embedded in the logic of American political science. An explicit assumption of this theory is that in a system of two-party...
To Be Published April 14th 2015 by Routledge
Essays on Congressional Change
Observing the polarized, debilitating politics of today’s Congress, one wonders whether change is possible on Capitol Hill. In Thinking about Congress, Lawrence Dodd reminds us that Congress seemed equally intransigent at times the past, yet change and rejuvenation came. Reading his classic essays,...
Published December 11th 2011 by Routledge