Heavy Lifting: the Job Of the American Legislature / Edition 1

Heavy Lifting: the Job Of the American Legislature / Edition 1

by Alan Rosenthal
     
 

ISBN-10: 1568027346

ISBN-13: 9781568027340

Pub. Date: 07/09/2004

Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568027340
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
07/09/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
247
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Looking at what legislatures do1
2Representation : serving the district's interests16
3Representation : expressing constituency views35
4Lawmaking : challenges of the legislative process57
5Lawmaking : obstacles to overcome83
6Lawmaking : putting it together107
7Lawmaking : managing majorities134
8Balance : the executive's upper hand165
9Balance : how governors and legislatures deal with one another184
10Does legislative leadership make a difference?209
11What is a "good" legislature?232

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