Reforming Congress – E. Scott Adler, University of Colorado

January 11, 2022   Matthew Chervenak

  • Congressional Reform
  • Video
  • 0:15 – Background
  • 5:00– Main areas of research
  • 7:47– Discussing Adler’s First Book (Why congressional reforms fail)
  • 15:18 – Looking at Jurisdiction in the book
  • 17:12 – What types of reforms were looked at in regards to committees?
  • 22:43– Changing jurisdictions in Congress to make it more rational
  • 25:38 – Politics of Problem Solving Book
  • 35:10– Authorization
  • 37:30– Process between authorizations and appropriations
  • 39:15– Congressional Performance and its framework
  • 46:39 – Reauthorizations
  • 52:08 – Incumbency Research
  • 57:00– What do you think congressional representation should mean?
  • 1:05:15 – How would your ideal Congress allocate its time?
  • :09:14– How should debate, deliberation, or dialogue occur or be structured in Congress?
  • 1:12:18 – What fundamental institutional improvement should Congress make within 50 years?
  • 1:15:50– What book or article most shaped your thinking in respect to congressional reform?
  • 1:18:00– Long term plans