The Resource Is Congress broken? : the virtues and defects of partisanship and gridlock, (electronic resource)

Is Congress broken? : the virtues and defects of partisanship and gridlock, (electronic resource)

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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
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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
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
328.73
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no index present
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
  • hoopla digital
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  • United States
  • Representative government and representation
  • Political leadership
  • Political culture
  • Electronic books
  • United States
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adult
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Is Congress broken? : the virtues and defects of partisanship and gridlock, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11832394
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multicolored
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MWT11832394
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11832394
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11832394
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Is Congress broken? : the virtues and defects of partisanship and gridlock, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11832394
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11832394
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11832394
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11832394
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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