The Death of Deliberation: Party and Procedure in the Modern United States Senate
“The Death of Deliberation: Party and Procedure in the Modern United States Senate,” in Party and Procedure in the United States Congress, ed. Jacob R. Straus. (2012). Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.
This chapter examines the institutional development of the Senate and the evolution of its institutional structures, procedures, and normative culture in this context. In doing so, it accounts for the Senate's transformation from a decentralized institution controlled by committee chairmen to a centralized institution dominated by the leadership of the two political parties.