Chapter

The Social Meaning of Congressional Change

Jocelyn Jones Evans

in One Nation Under Siege

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780813125886
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135489 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125886.003.0007
The Social Meaning of Congressional Change

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This chapter discusses the major conclusions of the text. By returning to the three lenses offered by Goodsell, it is revealed that the security threats introduced in 2001 led to substantial changes in the core structures and operations of Congress. These changes expressed the particular value structure and priorities of the governing majority, impacted the way the Hill conducts its daily operations, and symbolized a marked movement from an open and accessible Capitol Hill atmosphere to a new security-sensitive atmosphere.

Keywords: Goodsell; security threats; changes; core structures; operations; Congress; Capitol Hill

Chapter.  2854 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: US Politics

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