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Mann, Thomas E
It's even worse than it looks : how the American constitutional system collided with the new politics of extremism / Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein
New York : Basic Books, c2012
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Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  JK275 .M27 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Subject(s) Political culture -- United States
Radicalism -- United States
Political parties -- United States
Representative government and representation -- United States
Political participation -- United States
Physical Description xiv, 226 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents pt. 1. The problem : The new politics of hostage taking ; The seeds of dysfunction ; Beyond the debt ceiling fiasco -- pt. 2. What to do about it : Bromides to avoid ; Fixing the party system ; Reforming U.S. political institutions ; Navigating the current system
Summary Two leading experts on Congress outline recommendations for ending obstructionist tactics and artificial barriers to compromise, suggesting specific institutional restructuring measures while calling on the public and media to work with government to correct problems rather than perpetuating acerbic campaign cycles
NOTE 506193
Alternate Author Ornstein, Norman J

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