U. S. Senate Exceptionalism

Edited by Bruce I. Oppenheimer

This collection includes the most recent scholarship on the U.S. Senate. Whereas most books simply assume that research about the House of Representatives holds equally well when applied to the Senate, this volume takes as its point of departure research about the Senate itself. This gives the reader a clear understanding of the particular nature of the institution and opens the door for further, refining research. Drawing on diverse methodologies, this book’s synthesizing work will be essential reading for all scholars of American politics. The chapters are written by leading congressional scholars and cover topics including representation, elections, committees, party leadership, policy influence, and constitutional powers.


Bruce I. Oppenheimer is professor of political science at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Sep 2002
Political Science
264 pp. 6 x 9
20 illus

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