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Partisan balance : why political parties don't kill the U.S. Constitutional system

Author: David R Mayhew
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
Series: Princeton lectures in politics and public affairs.
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From the publisher. With three independent branches, a legislature divided into two houses, and many diverse constituencies, it is remarkable that the federal government does not collapse in permanent deadlock. Yet, this system of government has functioned for well over two centuries, even through such heated partisan conflicts as the national health-care showdown and Supreme Court nominations. Mayhew examines the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David R Mayhew
ISBN: 9780691144658 0691144656 9781400838417 140083841X 9780691157986 0691157987
OCLC Number: 670248563
Awards: Winner of Leon D. Epstein Outstanding Book Award, Political Organizations and Parties Section, American Political Science Association 2011 (United States)
Description: xx, 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The electoral bases --
President and Congress --
House and Senate I --
House and Senate II --
Reform --
Appendix : sources for Presidential proposals.
Series Title: Princeton lectures in politics and public affairs.
Responsibility: David R. Mayhew.

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Focusing on the period after WWII, and the fate of legislative proposals offered by presidents from Harry Truman to George W Bush, this title reveals that the presidency, Senate, and House rest on  Read more...

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