The Resource Is Congress broken? : the virtues and defects of partisanship and gridlock, edited by William F. Connelly, Jr., John Pitney Jr. and Gary J. Schmitt, editors

Is Congress broken? : the virtues and defects of partisanship and gridlock, edited by William F. Connelly, Jr., John Pitney Jr. and Gary J. Schmitt, editors

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Is Congress broken? : the virtues and defects of partisanship and gridlock
Title
Is Congress broken?
Title remainder
the virtues and defects of partisanship and gridlock
Statement of responsibility
edited by William F. Connelly, Jr., John Pitney Jr. and Gary J. Schmitt, editors
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Editor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Making Congress Work, Again, Within the Constitutional System Congress for many years has ranked low in public esteem-joining journalists, bankers, and union leaders at the bottom of polls. And in recent years there's been good reason for the public disregard, with the rise of hyper-partisanship and the increasing inability of Congress to carry out its required duties, such as passing spending bills on time and conducting responsible oversight of the executive branch. Congress seems so dysfunctional that many observers have all but thrown up their hands in despair, suggesting that an apparently broken U.S. political system might need to be replaced. Now, some of the country's foremost experts on Congress are reminding us that tough hyper-partisan conflict always has been a hallmark of the constitutional system. Going back to the nation's early decades, Congress has experienced periods of division and turmoil. But even in those periods Congress has been able to engage in serious deliberation, prevent ill-considered proposals from becoming law-and, over time, help develop a deeper, more lasting national consensus. The ten chapters in this volume focus on how Congress in the twenty-first century can once again fulfill its proper functions of representation, deliberation, legislation, and oversight. The authors offer a series of practical reforms that would maintain, rather than replace, the constitutional separation of powers that has served the nation well for more than 200 years"--
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no index present
LC call number
JK1021
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1951-
  • 1955-
  • 1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Connelly, William F.
  • Pitney, John J.
  • Schmitt, Gary James
  • JSTOR
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Representative government and representation
  • Political leadership
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Legislative Branch
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
  • Political culture
  • Political leadership
  • Politics and government
  • Representative government and representation
  • United States
Label
Is Congress broken? : the virtues and defects of partisanship and gridlock, edited by William F. Connelly, Jr., John Pitney Jr. and Gary J. Schmitt, editors
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online resource
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / William F. Connelly Jr. and John J. Pitney Jr. -- Two pathways for congressional reform / Daniel Stid -- Congressional representation and contemporary critiques / Andrew E. Busch -- Return to deliberation? : politics and lawmaking in committee and on the floor / Daniel J. Palazzolo -- Changing House rules : from level playing field to partisan tilt / Donald R. Wolfensberger -- Reclaiming institutional relevance through congressional oversight / Melanie Marlowe -- The other end of Pennsylvania Avenue / Gary J. Schmitt and Rebecca Burgess -- The Constitution and congressional leadership / Kathryn Pearson -- Ending the omnibus : restoring regular order in congressional appropriations / Peter C. Hanson -- Political realism : how hacks, machines, big money, and back-room deals can strengthen American democracy / Jonathan Rauch -- A return to Madisonian republicanism : strengthening the nation's most representative institution / William F. Connelly Jr. and John J. Pitney Jr
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1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815730378
Lccn
2017006420
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1dzkh9x
System control number
  • (OCoLC)972093463
  • (OCoLC)ocn972093463
Label
Is Congress broken? : the virtues and defects of partisanship and gridlock, edited by William F. Connelly, Jr., John Pitney Jr. and Gary J. Schmitt, editors
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / William F. Connelly Jr. and John J. Pitney Jr. -- Two pathways for congressional reform / Daniel Stid -- Congressional representation and contemporary critiques / Andrew E. Busch -- Return to deliberation? : politics and lawmaking in committee and on the floor / Daniel J. Palazzolo -- Changing House rules : from level playing field to partisan tilt / Donald R. Wolfensberger -- Reclaiming institutional relevance through congressional oversight / Melanie Marlowe -- The other end of Pennsylvania Avenue / Gary J. Schmitt and Rebecca Burgess -- The Constitution and congressional leadership / Kathryn Pearson -- Ending the omnibus : restoring regular order in congressional appropriations / Peter C. Hanson -- Political realism : how hacks, machines, big money, and back-room deals can strengthen American democracy / Jonathan Rauch -- A return to Madisonian republicanism : strengthening the nation's most representative institution / William F. Connelly Jr. and John J. Pitney Jr
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815730378
Lccn
2017006420
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1dzkh9x
System control number
  • (OCoLC)972093463
  • (OCoLC)ocn972093463

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