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Congress : Keystone of the Washington Establishment, Revised Edition (Perspectives; 12)
by Morris P. Fiorina

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This highly readable book makes a strong case that a Washington establishment does exist and that members of Congress are responsible for it. Fiorina's description of the self-serving interconnections that have developed between Congress, bureaucrats, and citizens with special interests leads to provocative and disturbing conclusions about the way our political system works. First published in 1977, this greatly enlarged second edition discusses the new developments that have occurred over the past twelve years, provides supportive data through the 1988 election, and reveals Fiorina's current thoughts on Congress and American politics.
Reviews of the first edition:
"A stimulating indictment of the role of Congress in perpetuating a triangle of self-interest: constituents want benefits at someone else's expense; Congressmen, seeking reelection, try to oblige; bureaucrats want growth for their agencies and accordingly provide favors for Congressmen. The general welfare is ill-served."--Foreign Affairs
"A fascinating book . . . on the factors which keep members of Congress in office . . . . A tract that no student of Congress can afford to neglect."--Eric M. Uslaner, American Political Science Review
"Written with insight, originality, and verve."--Washington Monthly

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Congress: Keystone of the Washington Establishment, Revised Edition (Perspectives; 12)Congress: Keystone of the Washington Establishment, Revised Edition (Perspectives; 12) (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 1989-09-10
Publisher: Yale University Press
Price: $3.15
Seller: Gulf Coast Books, Memphis, TN, USA
Condition: Fair
Congress: Keystone of the Washington Establishment, Revised Edition (Perspectives; 12)Congress: Keystone of the Washington Establishment, Revised Edition (Perspectives; 12) (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 1989
Publisher: Yale University Press
Price: $3.20
Seller: Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg, PA, USA
Description: G-Bumped and creased book with tears to the extremities, but not affecting the text block, may have remainder mark or previous owner's name-GOOD Standard-sized.
 
 
 
 

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Overview

This highly readable book makes a strong case that a Washington establishment does exist and that members of Congress are responsible for it. Fiorina's description of the self-serving interconnections that have developed between Congress, bureaucrats, and citizens with special interests leads to provocative and disturbing conclusions about the way our political system works. First published in 1977, this greatly enlarged second edition discusses the new developments that have occurred over the past twelve years, provides supportive data through the 1988 election, and reveals Fiorina's current thoughts on Congress and American politics.
Reviews of the first edition:
"A stimulating indictment of the role of Congress in perpetuating a triangle of self-interest: constituents want benefits at someone else's expense; Congressmen, seeking reelection, try to oblige; bureaucrats want growth for their agencies and accordingly provide favors for Congressmen. The general welfare is ill-served."--Foreign Affairs
"A fascinating book . . . on the factors which keep members of Congress in office . . . . A tract that no student of Congress can afford to neglect."--Eric M. Uslaner, American Political Science Review
"Written with insight, originality, and verve."--Washington Monthly

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  • PID: 16339458896
  • ISBN-13: 9780300046403
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Seller: Discover Books
    Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.
    Condition: Good