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)Paperback

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The House of Representatives-the "people's House"-is supposed to most closely reflect the needs and desires of ordinary citizens. But over the past decade, House leaders fearful of losing power have torn the House from its roots. The creation of politically safe, more ideologically-tilted congressional districts through redistricting has cemented this shift and seated more politicians from both the extreme left and right. Fight Club Politics will show how we have come to the point where 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: 9780742551190
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780742551190
  • weight: 254
  • ISBN10: 0742551199

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