Fight Club Politics: How Partisanship is Poisoning the U.S. House of Representatives / Edition 1

Fight Club Politics: How Partisanship is Poisoning the U.S. House of Representatives / Edition 1

by Juliet Eilperin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742551180

ISBN-13: 9780742551183

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

The function of the U.S. House of Representatives is to serve as the body of government closest to ordinary citizens, reflecting their needs and desires. Yet, over the past decade, the House's drift from its roots has given rise to Republicans' ability to capture control of the chamber from a 40-year Democratic rule. Factors including House rules that have

Overview

The function of the U.S. House of Representatives is to serve as the body of government closest to ordinary citizens, reflecting their needs and desires. Yet, over the past decade, the House's drift from its roots has given rise to Republicans' ability to capture control of the chamber from a 40-year Democratic rule. Factors including House rules that have curtailed dissent and more powerful party leaders perpetuate this national divide This book shows how average Americans have little say over what happens in the House, and what can be done about it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742551183
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Hoover Studies in Politics, Economics, and Society Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Revolution and Redistricting Chapter 2 1. Revamping the House of Representatives Chapter 3 2. Tearing Washington's Social Fabric Apart Chapter 4 3. Legislating without a Partnership Chapter 5 4. House Centrists Disappear Chapter 6 5. Reshaping America's Political Map Chapter 7 6. The Road to Redistricting Reform Chapter 8 7. How to Restore Civility to the House Chapter 9 Appendix A: Key Congressional Players Chapter 10 Appendix B: Congressional Speeches

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