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Colloquium - Speakership Elections Since 1860: The Rise of the Organizational Caucus

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Professor Jeff Jenkins
February 27, 2009
12:30PM - 12:30PM (EST)

Professor Jeff Jenkins
Professor Jeff Jenkins

His work has been published in such journals as the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Electoral Studies, the Journal of Economic History, and Studies in American Political Development. He is currently finishing a manuscript, co-authored with Charles Stewart III (MIT), entitled, Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government, which is under contract at Princeton University Press. He is an editorial board member of Legislative Studies Quarterly and Congress & the Presidency.

Jenkins' talk addressed how congressional elections have shaped the role of political parties in American government.

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