Translated Titles

The Operation of the American Congressional Committee: Exploration of Three theoretical Viewpoints




陳恆鈞(Hen-Chin Chen)

Key Words

委員會 ; 院會 ; 形式理論 ; 新制度論 ; 資訊理論 ; committee ; chamber ; formal theory ; New Institutionalism ; information theory



Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

41卷2期(2002 / 03 / 01)

Page #

69 - 88

Content Language


Chinese Abstract


English Abstract

The Congress has an important role in the U. S. policy-making process. However, whether it can exert great influence or not depends on the function of the committee system. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the American congressional committee-including such areas as assignment, bill-examining, and bill-approving. After critically discussing the differences found in the main theories-especially formal theory, new institutionalism and information theory, this paper goes further to analyze the limitation of these approaches as an analytical tool.

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