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    Evolution of Congress

    Professors talked about the transformation of Congress and the influences of the two party system. Among the topics they addressed were the impact of changing demographics on party…

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    Presidential-Congressional Relations in a New Century

    Pfiffner’s and Polsby’s topic was “President and Congress at the Turn of the Century: Structural Sources of Conflict.” Wayne’s topic was “Congress and Presidential Leadership.” Davidson’s topic was…

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    How Congress Evolves

    Mr. Polsby talked about his book, How Congress Evolves: Social Bases of Institutional Change, published by Oxford University Press. In the book, the author examines the transitions that the…

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    Effects of Controversy over Appointments

    Panelists of the Conference on Supreme Court Appointments spoke about the effects of public opinion on Supreme Court nominees. The conference was held in Chicago, Illinois, and was…

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    Parties in Western Democracies

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    Reagan Legacy: The President and Congress

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    Reagan Legacy: Reagan Electoral Revolution

    Participants of this conference heard speakers discuss the increasing apathy for electoral politics since the 1980 elections. They declared that Reagan’s two victories have ushered in a…

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