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By Judd Choate

Members come and pass, reforms are tried and deserted, yet congressional norms of seniority, specialization, and reciprocity adapt, live to tell the tale, and proceed to steer the process American govt. within the first significant examine congressional normative habit in 25 years, Choate argues those resilient folkways live to tell the tale simply because individuals worth the institutional balance and continuity they supply. operating from wide on-the-record interviews with earlier and current condo individuals, Choate's paintings is the 1st to review the unsettling results on norms attributable to celebration switching.

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