The speaker of the House : a study of leadership / Matthew N. Green
- Green, Matthew N., 1970-
- New Haven : Yale University Press, 
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- viii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- "An office of great honor and influence": the Speaker of the House of Representatives -- Speaking and voting on the House floor -- Sam Rayburn and John McCormack -- Speaker leadership in the reform and post-reform House -- Leadership beyond the floor, 1941-1998 -- The Hastert speakership -- Goal-oriented leadership: trends and implications.
- Matthew N. Green provides the first comprehensive analysis of how the Speaker of the House has exercised legislative leadership from 1940 to the present. Green finds that the Speaker's party loyalty is tempered by a host of competing objectives, including reelection, passage of desired public policy laws, handling the interests of the president, and meeting the demands of the House as a whole.
- 9780300153187 (pbk. : alk. paper)
030015318X (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-279) and index.
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