Stalemate: Causes and Consequences of Legislative Gridlock

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Gridlock is not a modern legislative condition. Although the term is said to have entered the American political lexicon after the 1980 elections, Alexander Hamilton complained about it more than two hundred years ago. In many ways, stalemate seems endemic to American politics. Constitutional skeptics even suggest that the framers intentionally designed the Constitution to guarantee gridlock. In Stalemate, Sarah Binder examines the causes and consequences of gridlock, focusing on the ability of Congress to broach and secure ...

Stalemate: Causes and Consequences of Legislative Gridlock 2003, Brookings Institution Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780815709114

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Stalemate: Causes and Consequences of Legislative Gridlock 2003, Brookings Institution Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780815709107

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