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The Resource The mild voice of reason : deliberative democracy and American national government, Joseph M. Bessette

The mild voice of reason : deliberative democracy and American national government, Joseph M. Bessette

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The mild voice of reason : deliberative democracy and American national government
Title
The mild voice of reason
Title remainder
deliberative democracy and American national government
Statement of responsibility
Joseph M. Bessette
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In recent years, many Americans and more than a few political scientists have come to believe that democratic deliberation in Congress - whereby judgments are made on the merits of policies and reflect the interests and desires of American citizens - is more myth than reality. Rather, pressure from special interest groups, legislative bargaining, and the desire of incumbents to be reelected are thought to be at the heart of American legislative politics. While not denying such influences, Joseph M. Bessette argues that the institutional framework created by the founding fathers continues to foster a government that is both democratic and deliberative, at least to some important degree." "Drawing on original research, case studies of policymaking in Congress, and portraits of American lawmakers, Bessette demonstrates not only the limitations of nondeliberative explanations for how laws are made but also the continued vitality of genuine reasoning on the merits of public policy. Bessette discusses the contributions of the executive branch to policy deliberation, and looks at the controversial issue of the proper relationship of public opinion to policymaking." "Informed by Bessette's nine years of public service in city and federal government, The Mild Voice of Reason offers important insights into the real workings of American democracy, articulates a set of standards by which to assess the workings of our governing institutions, and clarifies the forces that promote or inhibit the collective reasoning about common goals so necessary to the success of American democracy." --Book Jacket
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DLC
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Bessette, Joseph M
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American politics and political economy series
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  • United States
  • Legislation
  • Deliberative democracy
  • Legislation
  • États-Unis
  • Législation
  • Démocratie
  • United States
  • Deliberative democracy
  • Legislation
  • United States
Label
The mild voice of reason : deliberative democracy and American national government, Joseph M. Bessette
Instantiates
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 289 pages
Isbn
9780226044248
Lccn
93030669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)28677011
Label
The mild voice of reason : deliberative democracy and American national government, Joseph M. Bessette
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 289 pages
Isbn
9780226044248
Lccn
93030669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)28677011

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