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Mayhew, David R.

Overview
Works: 33 works in 158 publications in 2 languages and 9,302 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: JK2261, 329
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David R Mayhew
Congress : the electoral connection by David R Mayhew( Book )

28 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this second edition to a book that has now achieved canonical status, David R. Mayhew argues that the principal motivation of legislators is reelection and that the pursuit of this goal affects the way they behave and the way that they make public policy. In a new foreword for this edition, R. Douglas Arnold discusses why the book revolutionized the study of Congress and how it has stood the test of time. The book also contains a new preface by the author. -- Publisher's Description
Party loyalty among congressmen; the difference between Democrats and Republicans, 1947-1962 by David R Mayhew( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 1979 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided we govern : party control, lawmaking, and investigations, 1946-1990 by David R Mayhew( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conventional wisdom has assumed that US national government functions more effectively when one party controls both the presidency and Congress, yet divided governments are increasingly the norm. The author looks at this issue and concludes that control by one party has made little difference
Electoral realignments : a critique of an American genre by David R Mayhew( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The study of electoral realignments is one of the most influential and intellectually stimulating enterprises undertaken by American political scientists. Realignment theory has been seen as a science able to predict changes, and generations of students, journalists, pundits, and political scientists have been trained to be on the lookout for "signs" of new electoral realignments. Now a major political scientist argues that the essential claims of realignment theory are wrong - that American elections, parties, and policy making are not (and never were) reconfigured according to the realignment calendar. David R. Mayhew is Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University."--Cover
Placing parties in American politics : organization, electoral settings, and government activity in the twentieth century by David R Mayhew( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partisan balance : why political parties don't kill the U.S. Constitutional system by David R Mayhew( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. With three independent branches, a legislature divided into two houses, and many diverse constituencies, it is remarkable that the federal government does not collapse in permanent deadlock. Yet, this system of government has functioned for well over two centuries, even through such heated partisan conflicts as the national health-care showdown and Supreme Court nominations. Mayhew examines the unique electoral foundations of the presidency, Senate, and House of Representatives in order to provide a fresh understanding for the government's success and longstanding vitality. Focusing on the period after World War II, and the fate of legislative proposals offered by presidents from Harry Truman to George W. Bush, Mayhew reveals that the presidency, Senate, and House rest on surprisingly similar electoral bases, with little difference in their partisan textures as indexed by the presidential popular vote cast in the various constituencies. Both congressional chambers have tilted a bit Republican, and while White House legislative initiatives have fared accordingly, Mayhew shows that presidents have done relatively well in getting their major proposals enacted. Over the long haul, the Senate has not proven much more of a stumbling block than the House. Arguing that the system has developed a self-correcting impulse that leads each branch to pull back when it deviates too much from other branches, Mayhew contends that majoritarianism largely characterizes the American system. The wishes of the majority tend to nudge institutions back toward the median voter, as in the instances of legislative districting, House procedural reforms, and term limits for presidents and legislators
Divided we govern : party control, lawmaking and investigations, 1946-2002 by David R Mayhew( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this prize-winning book, a renowned political scientist debunks the commonly held myth that the American national government functions effectively only when one political party controls the presidency and Congress. For this new edition, David R. Mayhew has provided a new Preface, a new appendix, and a new concluding chapter that brings the historical narrative up to date."--Jacket
Parties and policies : how the American government works by David R Mayhew( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this wide-ranging volume, one of the most important and perceptive scholars of the workings of the American government investigates political parties, politicians, elections, and policymaking to discover why public policy emerges in the shape that it does
Institutions & practices of American government by William C Havard( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.O. Key, Jr. and the study of American politics( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governing in a polarized age : elections, parties and political representation in America( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many political observers have expressed doubts as to whether America's leaders are up to the task of addressing major policy challenges. Yet much of the critical commentary lacks grounding in the systematic analysis of the core institutions of the American political system including elections, representation, and the law-making process. Governing in a Polarized Age brings together more than a dozen leading scholars to provide an in-depth examination of representation and legislative performance. Drawing upon the seminal work of David Mayhew as a point of departure, these essays explore the dynamics of incumbency advantage in today's polarized Congress, asking whether the focus on individual re-election that was the hallmark of Mayhew's ground-breaking book, Congress: The Electoral Connection, remains useful for understanding today's Congress. The essays link the study of elections with close analysis of changes in party organization and with a series of systematic assessments of the quality of legislative performance"--
Divided government by Morris P Fiorina( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-party competition in the New England States by David R Mayhew( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fen li zheng fu : 1946~1990 nian qi jian zhi zheng dang kong zhi, li fa yu diao cha by Mei Hu( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congressional opposition to the American presidency : an inaugural lecture delivered before the University of Oxford on 27 November 2000 by David R Mayhew( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IMPRINT OF CONGRESS by David R Mayhew( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shi guan xuan ju : Mei guo guo hui de zheng zhi jie du by David R Mayhew( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided we govern : party control, lawmaking, and investigations, 1946-90 by David R Mayhew( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 94th Congress and its committees by David R Mayhew( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Party loyalty among Congressmen by David R Mayhew( Book )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Congress : the electoral connection
Alternative Names
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Languages
English (137)

Chinese (4)

Covers
Divided we govern : party control, lawmaking, and investigations, 1946-1990Electoral realignments : a critique of an American genrePlacing parties in American politics : organization, electoral settings, and government activity in the twentieth centuryPartisan balance : why political parties don't kill the U.S. Constitutional systemDivided we govern : party control, lawmaking and investigations, 1946-2002Parties and policies : how the American government worksGoverning in a polarized age : elections, parties and political representation in AmericaDivided governmentDivided we govern : party control, lawmaking, and investigations, 1946-90