This book argues that the current relationship between the president and the Congress has adversely affected the capacity of the U.S. political system to produce good public policy. It discusses how policies are affected by the manner in which the president and the Congress share political power.
1. Political Institutions and Public Policy 2. The U.S. Constitutional Framework 3. The Transformed Presidency and the Evolved Congress 4. The Machinery of Presidential Domination 5. The Failure of Presidential Domination: Stalemate and Bad Public Policy 6. Living with Stalemate 7. Beyond Stalemate