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Congress and the Presidency
Author: Michael Foley

ISBN: 9780719038846
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 17 December 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.6
Description:
In this study, the authors argue that over the last three decades the ways in which Congress and the presidency operate and interact have changed in several significant respects. Adopting a distinctly institutional focus, the text explains the nature of these changes and examines their consequences for the contemporary American political system. Foley and Owens direct attention to both bodies as co-equal institutions in a separated system. They examine both the historical development of the Congress and the presidency as separate institutions within American national government, as well as the changing relations between them. Taking into account important developments since the Republicans won control of Congress in 1994 and the advent of Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America", the authors consider how the organizational designs of these representative and governing institutions have responded over time to internal pressures and external factors. The book locates the two institutions within the policy-making process and studies the varied and complex implications of "the politics of separated powers". The authors emphasize the dynamism of Ameri...

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