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The Resource Congressional government : a study in American politics, Woodrow Wilson ; with a new Introduction by William F. Connelly, Jr

Congressional government : a study in American politics, Woodrow Wilson ; with a new Introduction by William F. Connelly, Jr

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Congressional government : a study in American politics
Title
Congressional government
Title remainder
a study in American politics
Statement of responsibility
Woodrow Wilson ; with a new Introduction by William F. Connelly, Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
"The government of the United States is a living system. As such, it is subject to subtle change and modification over time, but still maintains a constancy via its central nervous system-a congressional form of rule. Woodrow Wilson saw congressional government as ""Committee"" government. It is administered by semi-independent executive agents who obey the dictates of a legislature, though the agents themselves are not of ultimate authority or accountability. Written by Wilson when he was a twenty-eight-year-old graduate student, this is an astounding examination of the American legislative branches, especially in light of the fact that Wilson had not yet even visited Congress at the time of its composition.Wilson divides Congressional Government into six parts. In part one, his introductory statement, Wilson analyzes the need for a federal Constitution and asks whether or not it is still a document that should be unquestioningly venerated. In part two, Wilson describes the make-up and functions of the House of Representatives in painstaking detail. Part three is concerned with taxation and financial administration by the government and its resulting economic repercussions. Part four is an explanation of the Senate's role in the legislative process. The electoral system and responsibilities of the president are the central concerns of part five. And Wilson concludes, in part six, with a both philosophical and practical summarization of the congressional form of the United States government, in which he also compares it to European modes of state governance.In a new introduction specially prepared for this edition, William F. Connelly, Jr. compares Wilson, as a professional politician, to former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. He notes that Wilson's ideas, which have had a lasting influence, helped form Gingrich's outlook on the role of the Constitution and the executive branch in the legislative process. He also investigates Wilson's criticism of Madison's separat"--Provided by publisher
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1856-1924,
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Wilson, Woodrow
Dewey number
328.73
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1889-1974,
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Lippmann, Walter
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Library of liberal thought
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Executive power
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Congressional government : a study in American politics, Woodrow Wilson ; with a new Introduction by William F. Connelly, Jr
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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multicolored
Contents
Chapter I lNTRODUCTORY -- chapter II THE HOUSE OF REPRESENATIVES -- chapter III THE HOUSE OF REPRESENATIVES. REVENUE AND SUPPLY -- chapter IV THE SENATE -- chapter V THE EXECUTIVE -- chapter VI CONCLUSION
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on1003131174
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1 online resource
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online
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9781351526661
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Taylor & Francis
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(OCoLC)1003131174
Label
Congressional government : a study in American politics, Woodrow Wilson ; with a new Introduction by William F. Connelly, Jr
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter I lNTRODUCTORY -- chapter II THE HOUSE OF REPRESENATIVES -- chapter III THE HOUSE OF REPRESENATIVES. REVENUE AND SUPPLY -- chapter IV THE SENATE -- chapter V THE EXECUTIVE -- chapter VI CONCLUSION
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on1003131174
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781351526661
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unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1003131174

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