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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.
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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. In Partisan Balance, noted political  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mayhew, David R.
Partisan balance.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010044113
(OCoLC)670248563
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David R Mayhew
ISBN: 9781400838417 140083841X
OCLC Number: 705944525
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 220 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The electoral bases --
President and Congress --
House and Senate I --
House and Senate II --
Reform --
Appendix : sources for Presidential proposals.
Responsibility: David R. Mayhew.

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Winner of the 2011 Leon D. Epstein Outstanding Book Award, Political Organizations and Parties Section of the American Political Science Association "Any time you read something David Mayhew has Read more...

 
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