The Dysfunctional Congress?
The Individual Roots Of An Institutional Dilemma
This book introduces students to an argument using rational choice theories to explain what happens when individuals come together to make collective decisions, emphasising on the collective dilemma concept that provides a framework for thinking about how reform proposals would affect Congress.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Why Don’t We Like Congress? -- The Collective Dilemma Through History -- The Collective Dilemma in the Modern Context -- The Collective Dilemma and Congressional Reform -- An Agenda for Reform -- Discussion Questions
Kenneth R. Mayer, David T. Canon