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Divided Government, Legislative Productivity, and Policy Change in the USA and France

 

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Type:   Article
 
Titre:   Divided Government, Legislative Productivity, and Policy Change in the USA and France
 
Auteur(s):   Baumgartner, Frank - Department of Political Science (North Carolina Univ.) (Auteur)
Brouard, Sylvain (Auteur)
Grossman, Emiliano (1973-...) - Centre d'études européennes et de politique comparée (Auteur)
Lazardeux, Sébastien - Sciences Po Bordeaux - Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux (Auteur)
Moody, Jonathan - Center for American Political Responsiveness (Auteur)
 
In:   Governance
 
Date de publication:   2013-08
 
Éditeur:   ROYAUME-UNI  :  Blackwell Publishing
 
Volume:   26
 
Numéro:   4
 
Pages:   423-447  p.
 
ISSN:   09521895
 
DOI:   10.1111/gove.12047
 
Résumé:   [en] The concept of “divided government” is more complicated than scholars have allowed. In the USA, truly unified government, where the president enjoys a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate as well as a majority in the House, is rare. In France, truly unified government has been more common, but divided government has also occurred several times. Democratic governance requires that parties address important issues and they do so regardless of the patterns of institutional control. Nevertheless, policy changes or important laws are affected by the higher level of institutional friction associated with divided government. Looking at both the USA and France, we find that periods of unified government show higher levels of production of important laws in the USA, but we find no difference for overall legislative productivity.
 
 

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