RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 852899305 LA English UL http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=1316482 T1 Congress, the constitution, and divided government A1 Field, Matthew O.,, PB LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC PP El Paso, Tex. YR 2013 SN 9781593327293 1593327293 AB Congressional constitutional deliberation is circumscribed by the political regime and time within which it takes place. By understanding the three cases studied here to have taken place within affiliated time, by which they inhabit and exhibit specific regime constructs, the political regime and political time paradigms are affirmed. Each case demonstrates the importance of regime contestation: the normative debate between competing national governing coalitions. Congress acts as a partisan institution functioning within a political environment encompassing both fundamental ""settled"" values.