James Madison Rules America examines congressional party legislative and electoral strategy in the context of our constitutional separation of powers. William Connelly argues that partisanship, polarization and the permanent campaign are an inevitable part of congressional politics. James Madison Rules America is as topical as current debates over partisan polarization and the permanent campaign, while being grounded in two enduring and important schools of thought within political science: pluralism and party government.
William F. Connelly, Jr is a John K. Boardman Politics Professor at Washington and Lee University.
Chapter 1 Dedication Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Congressional Party Strategy Chapter 4 Chapter 2: House Democrats: The Wilderness Years Chapter 5 Chapter 3: House Republicans: Newt the Anti-Federalist? Chapter 6 Chapter 4: Woodrow Wilson's Congressional Government Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Alexis de Tocqueville's Congress Chapter 8 Chapter 6: The Federalist Revisited Chapter 9 Chapter 7: Practical Consequences of Constitutional Principle: The 1790s Chapter 10 Chapter 8: Practical Consequences of Constitutional Principle: The 1980s and 1990s Chapter 11 Chapter 9: The Constitution Governs: Partisanship and Bipartisanship Chapter 12 Bibliography Chapter 13 Index Chapter 14 About the Author