City of Rivals: Restoring the Glorious Mess of American Democracy

City of Rivals: Restoring the Glorious Mess of American Democracy

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City of Rivals: Restoring the Glorious Mess of American Democracy by Jason Grumet

As with the start of the space race fifty-five years ago, America is once again falling behind and fast. What’s worse, the hurdles we face today, the rise of China and India, the impact of digital technology, the expanding global economy, coincide with plummeting faith in Washington’s capacity to govern. On issues of national importance the two parties in Congress have become incapable of working together, with the latest Congress receiving the lowest approval rating in history.

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s president, Jason Grumet, tackles this issue head- by mostly focusing on the paralysis in Washington, how to fix it, and how to move forward. Washington used to be a town defined by community; now it’s more like a convention hotel. We’ve suffocated what is the key element of good policymaking: personal relationships. Also, since Watergate, Washington has resolved to make everything transparent. The problem is that too much light is scaring Congressmen away from operating the way they need to: it’s no secret that the backrooms are where things get done and where politicians can compromise without reprisal. Grumet boldly presents a new way forward in first book, a must-read for all who care about our government’s—and our country's—future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762791583
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jason Grumet is the founder and president of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) which promotes bipartisan solutions to the country’s public policy challenges. From 2001-2011 Grumet directed the National Commission on Energy Policy. A frequent witness at Congressional hearings, he regularly appears in print and electronic media. He has a BA from Brown University and his J.D. from Harvard University.

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