By Andrea C. Hatcher
This e-book is the 1st entire learn of Senate majority leadership--it covers the workplace and its occupants from the 1st incumbent, John W Kern in 1913, throughout the time period of William H. Frist in 2006. info are either qualitative and quantitative. They contain fabrics from data of numerous majority leaders-Lyndon Johnson, Mike Mansfield, Howard Baker, and George Mitchell. additionally to be had are facts of roll name votes, which exhibit carrying on with styles of legislative habit, e.g., leaders appear to be drawn from between senators who're "middle-men" in political ideology yet who float towards extra severe positions reckoning on the scale in their partisan majority. This partisanship, in spite of the fact that, is tempered through commitments to institutional loyalty. learn extra highlights the continuity of majority management within the Senate by way of noting a course established dating among majority leaders and presidents, who depend upon leaders to shepherd their proposals. of their courting to their states, leaders are also chanced on to be responsive to calls for for distributive advantages. All advised, those a number of constituencies-state, social gathering, Senate, and president-constrain majority management within the Senate. the duty of the chief is to stability constraints. during this extraordinary paintings, Andrea Hatcher examines Senate majority management when it comes to the constituencies, either electoral and practical, of the Senate majority chief. those constituencies-state, social gathering, Senate, and president-are came upon to symbolize constraints at the Senate majority chief as their calls for usually compete, and the ways that Senate majority leaders stability them shape the contours of Senate majority management. it may well appear noticeable for there to be a lot variance as Senate majority leaders and their elements swap through the years, and, to make certain, ameliorations in management types emerge. besides the fact that, what's extra extraordinary isn't the switch however the continuity that courses the institutional improvement of Senate majority management. the trail dependence is certainly one of limited Senate majority management, now not for the normal knowledge that almost all chief operates in a supermajoritarian establishment, yet for the wider cause that those plethora of intra-, inter-, and extra-institutional forces pull on the chief. The scope of inquiry is finished, starting with an id of traits within the collection of senators to develop into majority chief. It, then, lines the balloting habit of Senate majority leaders, studying in terms of statistical findings how the chief represents his occasion constituency by means of roll name balloting. One key, yet usually neglected, variable that this research examines is measurement of a leader's majority.