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Reasonable Disagreement
Two U.S. Senators and the Choices They Make

ISBN 9780815328025
Published July 1, 1998 by Routledge
194 Pages

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Book Description

This book examines the frequent reasonable disagreements of U.S. senators Paul Sarbanes and Dick Lugar, and finds in aspects of their life experiences reasons why they take particular positions and cast specific votes.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments -- chapter 1 -- Two Senators and Their Disagreem ents -- The Research Task -- The Determinants of Senatorial Action -- Two Senators and the Senate -- chapter 2 -- Personality: Becoming the Sons of Their Fathers -- The Legacy of a Hoosier Republican -- The Making of a Maryland Democrat -- Future Senators Growing Up -- chapter 3 -- Ideology and the Growth of Am bition -- A Balliol Scholar -- The American at Pembroke -- Ideology and Ambition at Oxford -- A Front Row Seat at the Pentagon -- Four Mentors and Three Levels of Government -- The Return of the Natives -- chapter 4 -- Evolving Constituencies: The Political Cultures of Maryland and Indiana -- Maryland: The Assault on Privilege -- Indiana: Old-Fashioned Parties -- Two Senators and Their States -- chapter 5 -- Apprenticeships: Party Support and Political Styles -- School Issues Awaken Indianapolis -- The Making of Modern Indianapolis -- Paul Sarbanes Goes to Annapolis, Then Washington -- The Election of Two Senators -- The Second Time Is the Charm -- The Impact of Apprenticeships -- chapter 6 -- Partisanship, Ideology, and C hoice -- Benchmarks of Partisanship and Ideology -- Unavoidable Choices: The Roll-Call Votes -- Voluntary Decisions: The First Committee Assignments -- First Legislative Initiatives -- chapter 7 -- Changing Political Contexts: Policy and Presidential Influence -- The Birth of Budgetary Stalemate -- Senator Lugar’s Response to Economic Distress -- Senator Sarbanes Resists the Conservative Advance -- The Political Context Changes Again -- Adaptations -- chapter 8 -- Reelections: Renewing Constituency Ties -- “A Good Man for Tough Times” -- The Dilemmas of Campaign Finance -- “Paul Sarbanes: Working for Maryland” -- Contesting for a Third Term -- Campaigns for a Fourth Term -- The Reelection of Incumbents -- chapter 9 -- Reaching for Policy Goals: The Advantages of Leadership Position -- Senator Sarbanes in Opposition -- Senator Lugar Uses the Freedom Awarded by the Voters -- Senator Sarbanes Wins the Confidence of His Colleagues -- Achieving Policy in New Contexts -- Senator Lugar Tries for the Prize -- Making Use of Their Freedom -- chapter 10 -- Sarbanes, Lugar, and the Senate -- The Determinants of Senatorial Behavior -- Senate Procedures: The Triumph of Individualism -- Extending the Senatorial Life Cycle -- Two Senators and Campaign Finance -- Reflections on the Term Limit Movement -- The Lessons of Two Senators’ Careers -- Index.

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