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Matthews: The folkways of the Senate

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Matthews. 1973. The folkways of the Senate. in Classics in Congressional Politics.

Using an inductive method similar to Fenno's famous "soak and poke," Matthews seeks to discover the norms that govern Senate behavior. For a more contextual discussion of this study, see notes on Weisberg et al. (1999).

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