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Underdog Politics – The Minority Party in the U.S. House of Representatives - Yale Scholarship Online
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Underdog Politics: The Minority Party in the U.S. House of Representatives

Matthew N. Green


This book disputes the conventional belief that the minority party in the US House of Representatives is an unimportant political player. Examining the record of the House minority party from 1970 to the present, and drawing from a wide range of quantitative and qualitative data, the text shows how and why the minority seeks to influence legislative and political outcomes and demonstrates that the party's efforts can succeed. The result is an appreciation of what the House minority can do and why it does it, providing new insights into the workings of this famously contentious legislative cham ... More

Keywords: minority party, House of Representations, legislative chamber, United States, legislative outcomes, political outcomes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780300181036
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300181036.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew N. Green, author
Catholic University of America

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