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Sinclair: Multiple paths

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Sinclair. 1997. Multiple paths: The legislative process in the House of Representatives. in Classics in Congressional Politics.

Outlines the several possible rules that can be attached to a piece of legislation and how they affect floor consideration of a bill. Interesting as a factual resource, but not much of theory here (other than the implication that rules matter, and a change in the rules leads to a change in which groups and interests are empowered).

Weisberg et al. (1990) include this reading as a contrast with the norms-based literature.

Research on similar subjects


Sinclair, Barbara (author)American PoliticsCongress (U.S.)LegislaturesInstitutions

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