Fight Club Politics: How Partisanship is Poisoning the U.S. House of Representatives (Hoover Studies in Politics, Economics, and Society)

Fight Club Politics: How Partisanship is Poisoning the U.S. House of Representatives (Hoover Studies in Politics, Economics, and Society)

By: Juliet Eilperin (author)Hardback

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The function of the U.S. House of Representatives is to serve as the body of government closest to ordinary citizens, reflecting their needs and desires. Yet, over the past decade, the House's drift from its roots has given rise to Republicans' ability to capture control of the chamber from a 40-year Democratic rule. Factors including House rules that have curtailed dissent and more powerful party leaders perpetuate this national divide This book shows how average Americans have little say over what happens in the House, and what can be done about it.

About Author

Juliet Eilperin has been a Washington Post reporter since 1998. She was a contributor to Deadlock: The Inside Story of America's Closest Election (2001) about the 2000 presidential election. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she was born and raised.

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Revolution and Redistricting Chapter 2 1. Revamping the House of Representatives Chapter 3 2. Tearing Washington's Social Fabric Apart Chapter 4 3. Legislating without a Partnership Chapter 5 4. House Centrists Disappear Chapter 6 5. Reshaping America's Political Map Chapter 7 6. The Road to Redistricting Reform Chapter 8 7. How to Restore Civility to the House Chapter 9 Appendix A: Key Congressional Players Chapter 10 Appendix B: Congressional Speeches

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742551183
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780742551183
  • weight: 399
  • ISBN10: 0742551180

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