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1. Whyman, Michelle C. The roots of legislative durability : how information, deliberation, and compromise create laws that last.

Degree: Government, 2018, University of Texas – Austin

The central question of this dissertation is “What makes law last?” I argue that when legislators seek out diverse sources of information, engage in deliberation, and reach a substantive compromise, they pass the most durable law. To investigate legislative durability, I hand-collected a dataset, drawn from the volumes of the United States Code, that documents the longevity of all 268,935 provisions of federal law passed between 1789 and 2012. Through a combination of logistic and duration analysis I find that the most durable provisions are the subject of lengthy deliberation and are voted on before the last moments of a Congressional session. They are normally referred to multiple House and Senate committees and are enacted after Congress has gained institutional experience in a particular policy area. Durable laws also tend to be considered under open rules and exclude non-germane provisions. Finally, provision level durability is conditional on changes in control of Congress and the public’s preferences for a more or less active federal government. Advisors/Committee Members: Jones, Bryan D. (advisor), Elkins, Zachary (committee member), Theriault, Sean (committee member), Wlezian, Chris (committee member), Roberts, Brian (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Congress; Legislation; Durability; Compromise; Bipartisan

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APA (6th Edition):

Whyman, M. C. (2018). The roots of legislative durability : how information, deliberation, and compromise create laws that last. (Thesis). University of Texas – Austin. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2152/68544

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Whyman, Michelle C. “The roots of legislative durability : how information, deliberation, and compromise create laws that last.” 2018. Thesis, University of Texas – Austin. Accessed March 19, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/2152/68544.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Whyman, Michelle C. “The roots of legislative durability : how information, deliberation, and compromise create laws that last.” 2018. Web. 19 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Whyman MC. The roots of legislative durability : how information, deliberation, and compromise create laws that last. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Texas – Austin; 2018. [cited 2019 Mar 19]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/68544.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Whyman MC. The roots of legislative durability : how information, deliberation, and compromise create laws that last. [Thesis]. University of Texas – Austin; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/68544

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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