Living Legislation: Durability, Change, and the Politics of American Lawmaking

By: Jeffery A. Jenkins (Editor), Eric M. Patashnik (Editor)

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Politics is at its most dramatic during debates over important pieces of legislation. It is thus no stretch to refer to legislation as a living, breathing force in American politics. And while debates over legislative measures begin before an item is enacted, they also endure long afterward, when the political legacy of a law becomes clear. "Living Legislation" provides fresh insights into contemporary American politics and public policy. Of particular interest to the contributors to this volume is the question of why some laws stand the test of time while others are eliminated, replaced, or significantly amended. Among the topics the essays discuss are how laws emerge from--and effect change within--coalition structures, the effectiveness of laws at mediating partisan conflicts, and the ways in which laws interact with broader shifts in the political environment. As an essential addition to the study of politics, "Living Legislation" enhances understanding of democracy, governance, and power.

Title: Living Legislation: Durability, Change, and the Politics of American Lawmaking

Author Name: Jeffery A. Jenkins (Editor), Eric M. Patashnik (Editor)

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Publisher: U.S.A., University Of Chicago Press: 2012

ISBN Number: 0226396452

ISBN Number 13: 9780226396453

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

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Description: Very good condition. Living Legislation: Durability, Change, and the Politics of American Lawmaking By Jeffery A. Jenkins (Editor), Eric M. Patashnik (Editor) Product Details Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: University Of Chicago Press (April 23, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0226396452 ISBN-13: 9780226396453 Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches

Keywords: Living Legislation: Durability, Change, and the Politics of American Lawmaking