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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. An essential addition to the study of politics, Living Legislation enhances our understanding of democracy, governance, and power.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Jeffery A. Jenkins , Eric M. Patashnik
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: United States
Dimensions: Width: 15.20cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 22.90cm
ISBN 10: 0226396452
Publication Date: 31 May 2012
Audience: College/higher education , Professional and scholarly , Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly , Professional & Vocational
Publisher's Status: Active
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Jeffery A. Jenkins and Eric M. Patashnik have brought together a first-rate collection of scholars to address the too-often-neglected question of what happens to American public policies after the passage of legislation. The result is a compelling work that raises many deeper questions about legislation as a developmental force in American politics. Living Legislation will make an extremely important contribution to the study of American politics and public policy. (Robert C. Lieberman, Columbia University)
Jeffery A. Jenkins is associate professor in the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics at the University of Virginia and the author of two forthcoming books: Fighting for the Speakership and Analyzing Parties. Eric M. Patashnik is professor of public policy and politics and associate dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. He is the author or editor of several books, including Reforms at Risk.
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