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The Resource Congressional ambivalence : the political burdens of constitutional authority, Jasmine Farrier

Congressional ambivalence : the political burdens of constitutional authority, Jasmine Farrier

Label
Congressional ambivalence : the political burdens of constitutional authority
Title
Congressional ambivalence
Title remainder
the political burdens of constitutional authority
Statement of responsibility
Jasmine Farrier
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"To understand American democracy is to appreciate the political choices that arise because of overlapping constitutional boundaries. The separation of powers system was designed to encourage institutional conflict about the meaning of the "national interest." However, not all branches are up to the task. On controversial issues, members of Congress routinely surrender power to the executive branch in their struggle to balance conflicting political and policy pressures. After delegating power away, Congress tries to get it back, often without success." "In Congressional Ambivalence: The Political Burdens of Constitutional Authority, Jasmine Farrier characterizes legislative power in recent decades as a cycle of give and take, examining high-profile issues such as base closures, trade, and post-9/11 security at home and abroad. Through primary source materials such as bills, committee reports, and the Congressional Record, Farrier demonstrates that Congress is caught between abdication and ambition, and that this ambivalence influences numerous facets of the legislative process. Along the way, she challenges conventional wisdom about congressional party resurgence, the power of oversight, and the return of the so-called imperial presidency."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farrier, Jasmine
Dewey number
328.73/074
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1021
LC item number
.F36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Free trade
Label
Congressional ambivalence : the political burdens of constitutional authority, Jasmine Farrier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Congress and the cycle of ambivalence -- Congressional delegation of power : efficient strategy or existential tragedy? -- To close or not to close, that is the question : BRAC, 1988-2005 -- A freer hand to promote free trade : fast track from Nixon to G.W. Bush -- Dramatic circumstances, dramatic ambivalence : Congress post-9/11 -- The rewards and risks of power loss for members and institutional balance
Control code
460059271
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 211 pages
Isbn
9780813192628
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009053158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)460059271
Label
Congressional ambivalence : the political burdens of constitutional authority, Jasmine Farrier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Congress and the cycle of ambivalence -- Congressional delegation of power : efficient strategy or existential tragedy? -- To close or not to close, that is the question : BRAC, 1988-2005 -- A freer hand to promote free trade : fast track from Nixon to G.W. Bush -- Dramatic circumstances, dramatic ambivalence : Congress post-9/11 -- The rewards and risks of power loss for members and institutional balance
Control code
460059271
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 211 pages
Isbn
9780813192628
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009053158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)460059271

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