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The Resource Constitutional reform and effective government, James L. Sundquist

Constitutional reform and effective government, James L. Sundquist

Label
Constitutional reform and effective government
Title
Constitutional reform and effective government
Statement of responsibility
James L. Sundquist
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author "questions the stability of our constitutional principles of checks and balances and separation of powers when the nation faces a stalemated governing system. He urges identifying weaknesses to permit effective policymaking."
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sundquist, James L
Dewey number
  • 342.73/04
  • 347.3024
Index
index present
LC call number
JK585
LC item number
.S86 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • Separation of powers
  • Constitutional history
Label
Constitutional reform and effective government, James L. Sundquist
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Spine title: Constitutional reform
Bar code
31223014606827
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The constitutional dilemma : The current constitutional debate ; The barriers to constitutional reform ; The parliamentary model-and incrementalism ; What changes might work? -- Origins of the constitutional structure : Checks on the congress ; Checks on the president ; The process of amendment -- Two centuries of constitutional debate : Presidential tenure ; Linking cabinet and congress ; Direct election of senators ; The amendment process ; Approval treaties ; Congressional tenure ; Removing a failed president ; The war power ; Efficiency, leadership, and accountability -- Forestalling divided government : Designing a solution ; The presidential-congressional team ticket ; Two simpler approaches ; Bonus seats in the congress ; Effectiveness versus feasibility -- Lengthening terms of office :The four-eight-four plan ; The six-six-three plan ; Repeal of the twenty-second amendment ; Eliminating the midterm election -- Reconstituting a failed government : Special elections as the remedy ; Designing the special election mechanism ; The need for a safety valve -- Fostering inter branch collaboration : Modifying the separation of powers ; Strengthening political parties ; The obstacles to improved collaboration -- Altering the checks and balances : The item veto ; The legislative veto ; The war power ; Approval of treaties ; Breaking deadlocks by referenda ; Preserving the executive-legislative balance -- The prospects for constitutional reform : The difficulty of doing anything ; Variations in the amendment process ; The problem of gainers and losers
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 262 p.
Isbn
9780815782278
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
85026918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 12808335
  • r00c01
Label
Constitutional reform and effective government, James L. Sundquist
Publication
Note
Spine title: Constitutional reform
Bar code
31223014606827
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The constitutional dilemma : The current constitutional debate ; The barriers to constitutional reform ; The parliamentary model-and incrementalism ; What changes might work? -- Origins of the constitutional structure : Checks on the congress ; Checks on the president ; The process of amendment -- Two centuries of constitutional debate : Presidential tenure ; Linking cabinet and congress ; Direct election of senators ; The amendment process ; Approval treaties ; Congressional tenure ; Removing a failed president ; The war power ; Efficiency, leadership, and accountability -- Forestalling divided government : Designing a solution ; The presidential-congressional team ticket ; Two simpler approaches ; Bonus seats in the congress ; Effectiveness versus feasibility -- Lengthening terms of office :The four-eight-four plan ; The six-six-three plan ; Repeal of the twenty-second amendment ; Eliminating the midterm election -- Reconstituting a failed government : Special elections as the remedy ; Designing the special election mechanism ; The need for a safety valve -- Fostering inter branch collaboration : Modifying the separation of powers ; Strengthening political parties ; The obstacles to improved collaboration -- Altering the checks and balances : The item veto ; The legislative veto ; The war power ; Approval of treaties ; Breaking deadlocks by referenda ; Preserving the executive-legislative balance -- The prospects for constitutional reform : The difficulty of doing anything ; Variations in the amendment process ; The problem of gainers and losers
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 262 p.
Isbn
9780815782278
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
85026918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 12808335
  • r00c01

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