Discharging Congress: Government by Commission

Discharging Congress: Government by Commission

by Colton C. Campbell


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275975111
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2001
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

COLTON C. CAMPBELL is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Florida International University. He has co-edited five earlier books on Congressional politics and practices.

Table of Contents



The Development and Use of Ad Hoc Commissions in Legislative Policymaking

The Path to Delegation

The Politics of Congressional Delegation

A Case in Expertise: The National Commission on AIDS

A Study in Workload Management: The National Commission on The Thrift Industry

A Study in Blame Avoidance: The Base Closure and Realignment Commission

The Significance of Commissions in Understanding Legislative Behavior

Appendix 1: Method and Scope of Research

Appendix 2: Legislative Language Creating a Commission

Appendix 3: Proposed Commissions: 93rd through 107th Congresses

Selected Bibliography


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