Reforming American Government: The Bicentennial Papers Of The Committee On The Constitutional System, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Reforming American Government

The Bicentennial Papers Of The Committee On The Constitutional System, 1st Edition

By Donald L Robinson

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334 pages

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Government deficits, the spiraling imbalance of trade, inconsistencies in foreign policy, illegal immigration, unemployment, the decay of our cities, the abuse of the environment, the staggering cost of elections, and the piracy of special interest groups—these problems and a host of others have led thoughtful citizens to question whether our polit

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Preface -- Diagnoses of the Problem -- The Crisis and Its Cure (1974) -- To Form a Government (1980) -- The Challenge of Modern Governance (1982) -- Statement on Campaign Finance (1985) -- The Moral Equivalent of Defeat (1981) -- Words of Caution About Structural Change (1983) -- Leave the Constitution Alone (1982) -- A Rebuttal to Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (1983) -- Why Think About Constitutional Reform? (1982) -- A Remedy for Defects in the Federal System (1984) -- Priorities in Governmental Reform (1984) -- A Statement of the Problem (1983) -- Reforms of the Electoral System -- 'Tis Done—But 'Tis Never Done (1983) -- Reversing the Decay of Party (1982) -- Party Government Under the Constitution (1985) -- The Impact of Television (1985) -- Reducing the Risk of Divided Government -- Cabinet Government in the United States (1879) -- In Defense of the Presidential System (1940) -- Cabinet Members on the Floor of Congress (1945) -- Toward a New Constitution (1974) -- To Encourage Cooperation (1979) -- The Power to Lead (1984) -- Balance the Budget (1985) -- The Single, Six-Year Term for Presidents (1984) -- Breaking Deadlocks -- An American Parliament (1980) -- A Coalition Government (1984) -- Presidential Dissolution (1935) -- A Congressional Vote of No Confidence (1975) -- The Inadequacy of Impeachment (1975) -- The British Experience (1975) -- A Critique of the Reuss Proposal (1975) -- The Case for an Easier Method to Remove Presidents (1975) -- No Confidence Will Not Work in America (1976) -- Immigration and Naturalization Service vs. Chadha (1983) -- The Implications of Chadha (1983) -- The Amending Process -- Why Risk a Constitutional Convention? (1980) -- What Constitutional Changes Do Americans Want? (1984) -- When States Amend Their Constitutions (1974) -- Other Constitutions -- Modern European Constitutions and Their Relevance in the American Context (1984) -- Reflections of a Modern Framer (1978) -- Suggestions for Further Reading -- Board of Directors of the Committee on the Constitutional System

About the Author

Donald L. Robinson is Professor of Government and American Studies at Smith College.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General