This book is a practical and realistic blueprint for change in the U.S. government. Using case studies that illustrate central issues in legislative-executive relations, it dissects key problems plaguing and often paralyzing the conduct of the government.
Introduction 1. The System CAN Work: The Trade Act of 1979 2. Congress and the Legislative Veto: Choices Since the Chadha Decision 3. The Many Faces of Congressional Budgeting 4. The War Powers Resolution: A Continuing Constitutional Struggle 5. Congress: Defense and the Foreign Policy Process 6. Foreign Policy Making on the Hill 7. Interest Groups and Lobbying 8. Steering Committee Report: Policy Paper on Legislative-Executive Reform