President and Congress Collaboration and Combat in National Policymaking

ISBN-10: 0321100417

ISBN-13: 9780321100412

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

List price: $111.20
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With the election of Bill Clinton in 1992, followed by the 1994 Republican takeover in Congress, and the reelection of both in 1996, presidential-congressional relations have been anything but dull. A variant of divided government -- Democratic president/Republican Congress -- unimaginable only a decade before, has provided new opportunities to examine the conventional wisdom about national policymaking. Not in the modern era has a Congress attempted to lead national government as much as the 104th Congress did in 1995-96. Yet Clinton's political revival only a year later reminds political scientists of the necessity to look systematically for long term forces and trends. Within this framework, the cases and analysis in this book can help to increase our understanding of the fascinating and crucial policy relationship between the president and Congress. The book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, and balanced view of the collaborative efforts of two major branches of national government in making public policy. The authors, one a presidential scholar and the other a congressional scholar, view the two branches as coequals in policymaking and examine four patterns of policymaking: presidential leadership, congressional leadership, consensus/cooperation, and deadlock/ extraordinary resolution. They also evaluate policy results in the areas of foreign policy, civil rights, economic and budget policy, and social. Including the most recent research on Congress, the president, and divided government, the book reflects the important changes of the 1990s. Policymakers, political scientists, professionals in both the public and private sectors.
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Book details

List price: $111.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748

Patterns of Policymaking: Collaboration or Combat?
Perspectives on Legislative and Executive Power
Divided Government
Examining Policymaking
Determinants of Policymaking Patterns
Consequences of Presidential-Congressional Policymaking
The Constitution and Shared Policymaking
Prelude to Constitution Making
Shaping the Legislative and Executive Branches
Policymaking Patterns in the Early Republic
Policymaking Patterns from the Jackson Era to the Civil War
Policymaking Patterns from Reconstruction to the Depression
Policymaking Patterns in the Modern Era
The Courts: Helping Shape Legislative-Executive Boundaries
The Presidency and Policymaking
The Potential for Presidential Leadership
The Policymaking Environment
Presidential Institutions
Personal Leadership
The Presidential Agenda
The Presidents' Legislative Records
Congress and Policymaking
The Potential for Congressional Leadership
The Policymaking Environment
Congressional Institutions
Congressional Leadership and the Policy Agenda
Foreign Policy
The Evolution of U.S. Foreign Policy
The Cold War and Containment of Communism
The New International Environment
Making Foreign Policy
Presidential Leadership: The Persian Gulf War (1991)
Congressional Leadership: Cuba Sanctions Legislation (1996)
Consensus/Cooperation: The Panama Canal Treaties (1978)
Deadlock/Extraordinary Resolution: Aid to the Nicaraguan Contras (1982-89)
Civil Rights Policy
The Evolution of Civil Rights Policy
The Environment for Civil Rights Policy
Making Civil Rights Policy
Presidential Leadership: The Civil Rights Act (1964)
Congressional Leadership: The Civil Rights Restoration Act (1988)
Cooperation/Consensus: Same Sex Marriage Law (1996)
Deadlock/Extraordinary Resolution: The Civil Rights Act (1991)
Economic and Budget Policy
The Development of U.S. Economic and Budget Policy
The Environment for Economic and Budget Policy
Making Economic and Budget Policy
Presidential Leadership: the Economic and Budget Plan (1981)
Congressional Leadership: The Shareholder Lawsuits Bill (1995)
Consensus/Cooperation: The Tax Reform Act (1986)
Deadlock/Extraordinary Resolution: The Balanced Budget Standoff (1995-96)
Social Welfare Policy
The Evolution of Social Welfare Policy
The Environment for Social Welfare Policy
Making Social Welfare Policy
Presidential Leadership: The Economic Opportunity Act (1964)
Congressional Leadership: Catastrophic Health Care Insurance (1988-1989)
Cooperation/Consensus: Comprehensive Welfare Reform (1996)
Deadlock/Extraordinary Resolution: The Social Security Bailout (1983)
Patterns and Consequences: Can Presidential-Congressional Policymaking Be Improved? Presidential Leadership
Congressional Leadership
Deadlock/Extraordinary Resolution
Can Presidential-Congressional Policymaking Be Improved?
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