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In Praise of Deadlock How Partisan Struggle Makes Better Laws

ISBN-10: 0801894034
ISBN-13: 9780801894039
Edition: 2009
Authors: W. Lee Rawls
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 7/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.352
Language: English

With budget reconciliations, filibusters, and supermajorities making headlines, In Praise of Deadlock explains the legislative process and its checkpoints, while maintaining a noncomformist respect for the hurdles and hang-ups inherent in the American system. As a practitioner who served for 14 years as chief of staff to Senators Bill Frist and Pete Domenici, W. Lee Rawls offers unusual insight into partisan struggle, which he sees as essential to advancing new policy and generating consensus. Such grappling, Rawls concludes, results in a nuanced, durable machine, producing better laws that have benefited from minority input.

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