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Contents

Introduction - 1
1. Barriers to Entry and the Expansion of Discretion - 15
2. Discretion-Maximizing Behavior in Congress - 33
3. Partisanship and Productivity - 49
4. Economic Incentives to Congressional Service - 67
5. Constraints on Discretion - 81

6. Some Concluding Observations on Discretion-Maximizing Behavior in Legislatures - 95

References - 109

Name Index - 115

Subject Index - 117

Description

Controversial new interpretation of legislators' behavior