The other side of gridlock
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The other side of gridlock policy stability and supermajoritarianism in U.S. lawmaking by Manabu Saeki

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Published by State University of New York Press in Albany, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Parliamentary practice,
  • Political planning,
  • United States,
  • United States. Congress,
  • Rules and practice,
  • Policy sciences

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-142) and index.

StatementManabu Saeki
LC ClassificationsJK468.P64 S33 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 145 p. :
Number of Pages145
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24789811M
ISBN 101438430515
ISBN 109781438430515
LC Control Number2009022694

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