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The Resource Congress's Constitution : legislative authority and the separation of powers, Josh Chafetz

Congress's Constitution : legislative authority and the separation of powers, Josh Chafetz

Label
Congress's Constitution : legislative authority and the separation of powers
Title
Congress's Constitution
Title remainder
legislative authority and the separation of powers
Statement of responsibility
Josh Chafetz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Congress is widely supposed to be the least effective branch of the federal government. But as Josh Chafetz shows in this boldly original analysis, Congress in fact has numerous powerful tools at its disposal in its conflicts with the other branches. These tools include the power of the purse, the contempt power, freedom of speech and debate, and more. Drawing extensively on the historical development of Anglo-American legislatures from the seventeenth century to the present, Chafetz concludes that these tools are all means by which Congress and its members battle for public support. When Congress uses them to engage successfully with the public, it increases its power vis-à-vis the other branches; when it does not, it loses power. This groundbreaking take on the separation of powers will be of interest to both legal scholars and political scientists."--
Assigning source
Provided by Publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chafetz, Joshua A.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Separation of powers
  • Constitutional law
Label
Congress's Constitution : legislative authority and the separation of powers, Josh Chafetz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-422) 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
Political institutions in the public sphere -- The role of Congress -- The power of the purse -- The personnel power -- Contempt of Congress -- The freedom of speech or debate -- Internal discipline -- Cameral rules -- Conclusion : toward a normative evaluation
Control code
ocn961310004
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 438 pages
Isbn
9780300197105
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961310004
Label
Congress's Constitution : legislative authority and the separation of powers, Josh Chafetz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-422) 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
Political institutions in the public sphere -- The role of Congress -- The power of the purse -- The personnel power -- Contempt of Congress -- The freedom of speech or debate -- Internal discipline -- Cameral rules -- Conclusion : toward a normative evaluation
Control code
ocn961310004
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 438 pages
Isbn
9780300197105
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961310004

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