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Ignorance in Congressional Voting? Evidence from Policy Reversal on the Endangered Species Act

  • Edward J. López
  • Daniel Sutter

In 1978 Congress weakened several key provisions of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which had been enacted only five years earlier. The objective is to compare alternative explanations for this policy reversal. Copyright (c) 2004 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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Volume (Year): 85 (2004)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 891-912

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