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Richard Fenno's work on Congress can be divided into three stages marked by major books---Home Style, Congressmen in Committee, and Power of the Purse. The essays in this volume are organized into three sections that parallel those stages and develop themes from Fenno's work. Individual contributors explore the linkages between representatives and their constituencies; the interaction of individual goals, environmental constraints, and strategic premises in political decision making; and the relationship between institutional arrangements and political outcomes.
This set of outstanding and accessible papers provides a perspective on the range and fruitful variety of recent research on the workings of Congress.
Richard Fenno's Research Agenda and the Study of Congress
Morris P. Fiorina and David W. Rohde 1
Constituency Service, Reputation, and the Incumbency Advantage
Douglas Rivers and Morris P. Fiorina 17
Congressional Recruitment and Political Context
Linda L. Fowler 47
Home Style and Committee Behavior: The Case of Richard Nolan
Robert P. Weber 71
Administrative Goals, Environments, and Strategies
J. Theodore Anagnoson 95
The Transformation of the U.S. Senate: Toward a Rational Choice Explanation of Institutional Change
Barbara Sinclair 113
"Something's Happening Here; What It Is Ain't Exactly Clear": Southern Democrats in the House of Representatives
David W. Rohde 137
A Rationale for Restricted Rules
Keith Krehbiel 165
Penultimate Power: Congress Committees and the Legislative Process
Kenneth A. Shepsle and Barry R. Weingast 199
Power and Order in Congress
John H. Aldrich 219