Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 January 2006

624 Pages | 32 halftones, maps & line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195309164

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The Legislative Branch

Edited by Paul J. Quirk and Sarah A. Binder

Institutions of American Democracy

Edited by Paul J. Quirk and Sarah A. Binder, this collection of essays examines the role of the Legislature in American democracy and the dynamic between the other branches of government, and discusses possible measures for reform. The volume addresses questions such as: How does Congress serve the values of democracy and American constitutional principles? Which conceptions of those values does it implement, and which does it overlook or fail to realize? What are Congress's strengths and weaknesses in performing the tasks of democratic governance? What reforms, if any, are necessary to ensure the health and success of Congress as an institution of democracy in the future?

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