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Jimmy Carter and the water wars : presidential influence and the politics of pork

Author: Scott A Frisch; Sean Q Kelly
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Cambria Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jimmy Carter and the water wars takes the reader into the maelstrom created by the framers of the constitution who awarded the 'power of the purse' to the Congress but granted the veto power to the president"--Publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jimmy Carter; Jimmy Carter; Jimmy Carter
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott A Frisch; Sean Q Kelly
ISBN: 9781934043899 1934043893
OCLC Number: 227572148
Description: xxiv, 208 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword: Jimmy Carter and the price of political courage --
Introduction: a shot across the bow --
Research design, methodology, and data --
Organization of the book --
Chapter 1: The veto and presidential influence --
Veto politics --
Presidential influence --
Chapter 2: Mr. Carter goes to Washington --
Water subsystems politics --
The outsider: the 1976 election --
The outsider: transitioning to power --
The outsider: cabinet government --
Changes in Congress --
Chapter 3: water projects and the evolution of the veto strategy --
The water wars: round one 1977 --
Round one: decision and fallout --
Round two: the veto strategy --
Working to sustain the veto --
Chapter 4: Presidential influence in Congress --
Building coalitions in Congress: a framework --
Results --
The override battle from the inside --
The tools of influence --
Presidential influence in Congress: a summary --
Chapter 5: Presidential influence and the politics of pork --
Presidential influence in Congress --
The water projects veto as strategy --
The water wars and the politics of pork --
Afterword: the pork barrel and beyond --
The current problem --
Advice for the next administration and Congress --
Appendix: Full model of presidential influence on the veto override.
Responsibility: Scott A. Frisch and Sean Q. Kelly ; with a foreword by Les Francis and an afterword by Jim Free.
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