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In Praise of Deadlock: How Partisan Struggle Makes Better Laws (Hardback)
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In Praise of Deadlock: How Partisan Struggle Makes Better Laws (Hardback)

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Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 06/07/2009
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With budget reconciliations, filibusters, and supermajorities making headlines, In Praise of Deadlock explains the legislative process and its checkpoints, while maintaining a noncomformist respect for the hurdles and hang-ups inherent in the American system. As a practitioner who served for 14 years as chief of staff to Senators Bill Frist and Pete Domenici, W. Lee Rawls offers unusual insight into partisan struggle, which he sees as essential to advancing new policy and generating consensus. Such grappling, Rawls concludes, results in a nuanced, durable machine, producing better laws that have benefited from minority input.

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801894046
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 191 x 127 x 16 mm

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