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Learning to Govern: An Institutional View of the 104th Congress
     

Learning to Govern: An Institutional View of the 104th Congress

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by Richard F. Fenno
 

ISBN-10: 0815727852

ISBN-13: 9780815727859

Pub. Date: 08/28/1997

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

The elections of 1994 produced the first Republican-controlled Congress in 40 years. In this book, Richard Fenno makes the case that four decades out of power left Republicans without the experience they needed to properly interpret their electoral victory or govern the country.

This inexperience produced serious consequences for the party and the American political

Overview

The elections of 1994 produced the first Republican-controlled Congress in 40 years. In this book, Richard Fenno makes the case that four decades out of power left Republicans without the experience they needed to properly interpret their electoral victory or govern the country.

This inexperience produced serious consequences for the party and the American political system, including an accelerated loss of public confidence in Congress. Although the evidence pointed to voters' repudiation of the Democrats, the Republicans saw their victory as a mandate for wholesale change -- a Republican Revolution. Instead of trying to make careful, incremental changes, their aggressive tactics cost them their golden opportunity and cleared the way for the reelection of President Clinton.

This book provides a timely focus on the attitudes and agendas of the inexperienced Republican freshman class and its contribution to the problem-plagued attempts to use the election campaign Contract with America as a blueprint for governing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815727859
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

Table of Contents

1Forty Years1
2Electoral Interpretation and the Majority-Minority Relationship5
3Governing: the Contract, the Freshmen, the Speaker19
4The Budget Confrontation and Its Aftermath37
5Beyond the 104th Congress50
Notes56
Index69

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