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Introduction: Congress and the Cycle of Ambivalence

Jasmine Farrier

in Congressional Ambivalence: The Political Burdens of Constitutional Authority

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813192628
eISBN:
9780813135496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813192628.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book shows how and why US Congress is particularly ambivalent about delegating authority on issues that address the “national interest” but have profound local policy and electoral consequences. ... More


Congressional Delegation of Power: Efficient Strategy or Existential Tragedy?

Jasmine Farrier

in Congressional Ambivalence: The Political Burdens of Constitutional Authority

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813192628
eISBN:
9780813135496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813192628.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter suggests the need to develop a theory of constitutional inconsistency to gain a better understanding of the nuances surrounding the cycle of congressional ambivalence. These ... More


Conclusion: The Rewards and Risks of Power Loss for Members and Institutional Balance

Jasmine Farrier

in Congressional Ambivalence: The Political Burdens of Constitutional Authority

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813192628
eISBN:
9780813135496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813192628.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Emphasizing public legislative history and rhetoric, it can be argued that Congress has suffered from an existential crisis revealed in cycles of ambivalence, where members first delegate power, then ... More


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