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Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations
Despite the fact that Republicans control two of the three branches of government following the election of Donald Trump, the relationship between the president and Capitol Hill continues to be strained. Underscoring the book's theme that the executive and legislature regularly compete and clash--even when controlled by the same party--already tensions are emerging between ...more
ebook, 264 pages
Published July 25th 2017 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
(first published February 1996)
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Mar 11, 2021 Chaston Pfingston rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
One of the best overviews of Congress, the Presidency, and Public Policy I have read. Each chapter is very insightful, and provides recent examples (from a wide variety of policy areas) to illustrate the underlying principles.
As would be expected of a textbook of this nature, Rivals for Power is not terribly entertaining. However, this doesn't stop the reader from learning about some basic concepts. This book's biggest downfall is its sloppy editing. At times, the grammar is so atrocious that the main points get lost in jumbled of run-on sentences and comma splices. If you're an educator considering using this for a class, pick it up, but don't expect the students to learn from the book alone. Be ready to answer plen ...more