Is Bipartisanship Dead? is a status report on the condition of bipartisanship in the U.S. Senate and includes material from candid, on-the-record interviews with a dozen Democrats and Republicans. The book explores the distinct differences in bipartisanship in Senate committees and on the floor of the chamber and highlights the role of party leaders in promoting or discouraging bipartisan efforts. The book also asks the important questionIs bipartisanship necessarily a good thing?and provides examples of flawed bipartisan legislation along with the views of critics of bipartisanship. Finally, the book delivers a dispassionate analysis of the vital signs of bipartisanship in the U.S. Senate and examines the constraints on bipartisan action in an era of polarized politics.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Ross K. Baker is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University and author of Friend and Foe in the U.S. Senate (Copley, 1999) and House and Senate (Norton, 2008). He is a member of the Board of Contributors of USA Today.
Table of Contents
1 Bipartisanship in the US Senate: Recovery and Relapse
2 Comity Clubs: Senate Committees
3 Big-Box Bipartisanship and Boutique Bipartisanship
4 Tensions over Bipartisanship: Leaders versus Committees
5 Cosmetic Bipartisanship?
6 Is Bipartisanship Dead?