Congressional Ambivalence: The Political Burdens of Constitutional Authority

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Is the United States Congress dead, alive, or trapped in a moribund cycle? When confronted with controversial policy issues, members of Congress struggle to satisfy conflicting legislative, representative, and oversight duties. These competing goals, along with the pressure to satisfy local constituents, cause members of Congress to routinely cede power on a variety of policies, express regret over their loss of control, and later return to the habit of delegating their power. This pattern of institutional ambivalence ...

Congressional Ambivalence: The Political Burdens of Constitutional Authority 2010, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

ISBN-13: 9780813192628

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