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The Resource Two presidents are better than one : the case for a bipartisan executive branch, David Orentlicher

Two presidents are better than one : the case for a bipartisan executive branch, David Orentlicher

Label
Two presidents are better than one : the case for a bipartisan executive branch
Title
Two presidents are better than one
Title remainder
the case for a bipartisan executive branch
Statement of responsibility
David Orentlicher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
David Orentlicher shows how the "imperial presidency" and partisan conflict are largely the result of a deeper problem--the Constitution's placement of a single president atop the executive branch. Accordingly, writes Orentlicher, we can fix our broken political system by replacing the one person, one-party presidency with a two-person, two-party executive branch. Orentlicher contends that our founding fathers did not anticipate the extent to which their checks and balances would fail to contain executive power and partisan discord. As the stakes in presidential elections have grown ever higher since the New Deal, battles to capture the White House have greatly exacerbated partisan differences. Had the framers been able to predict the future, Orentlicher argues, they would have been far less enamored with the idea of a single leader at the head of the executive branch and far more receptive to the alternative proposals for a plural executive that they rejected. Analyzing the histories of other countries with a plural executive branch and past examples of bipartisan cooperation within Congress, Orentlicher shows us why and how to implement a two-person, two-party presidency. Ultimately, Two Presidents Are Better Than One demonstrates why we need constitutional reform to rebalance power between the executive and legislative branches and contain partisan conflict in Washington
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orentlicher, David
Dewey number
352.230973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK516
LC item number
.O75 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Executive departments
  • Political leadership
  • United States
Label
Two presidents are better than one : the case for a bipartisan executive branch, David Orentlicher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-277) 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
Contents
A two-person, bipartisan executive -- The problem of the imperial presidency -- The problem of partisan conflict -- A bipartisan executive and presidential decision making -- Representation for the public in Washington -- The prospects of adopting a bipartisan executive
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780814789490
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012039902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021986397
System control number
  • ocn818658794
  • (OCoLC)818658794
Label
Two presidents are better than one : the case for a bipartisan executive branch, David Orentlicher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-277) 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
Contents
A two-person, bipartisan executive -- The problem of the imperial presidency -- The problem of partisan conflict -- A bipartisan executive and presidential decision making -- Representation for the public in Washington -- The prospects of adopting a bipartisan executive
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780814789490
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012039902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021986397
System control number
  • ocn818658794
  • (OCoLC)818658794

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