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University of Texas – Austin

1. Shafran, Jobeth Surface. Bringing policy back into the policy making process.

Degree: Government, 2011, University of Texas – Austin

My research project is a break from the current trend in the literature that focuses on the conflict associated with roll call voting—party polarization and institutional friction. I am interested in determining how policy characteristics of roll call decisions can affect legislators' vote choices. Bills not only differ according to issue content—agricultural policy versus social welfare policy—but also according to how ambiguous they are—a collection of disparate issues versus one specific issue. Using a dataset of House roll calls from 1985-2004 and the Policy Agendas Project content coding scheme, I show that variation in both policy area and policy ambiguity of a given bill is associated with variation in the accuracy of ideology in predicting roll call vote choice. Advisors/Committee Members: Jones, Bryan D. (advisor), Theriault, Sean M. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Policy sciences; Roll call votes; Public policy; Congressional decision making; United States; U.S. Legislature; Congress

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APA (6th Edition):

Shafran, J. S. (2011). Bringing policy back into the policy making process. (Thesis). University of Texas – Austin. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3243

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Shafran, Jobeth Surface. “Bringing policy back into the policy making process.” 2011. Thesis, University of Texas – Austin. Accessed March 22, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3243.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Shafran, Jobeth Surface. “Bringing policy back into the policy making process.” 2011. Web. 22 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Shafran JS. Bringing policy back into the policy making process. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Texas – Austin; 2011. [cited 2019 Mar 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3243.

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Council of Science Editors:

Shafran JS. Bringing policy back into the policy making process. [Thesis]. University of Texas – Austin; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3243

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

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