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Title What would Madison do? : the Father of the Constitution meets modern American politics / Benjamin Wittes and Pietro Nivola, editors.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2015]

Subject Madison, James, 1751-1836 -- Political and social views.
United States -- Politics and government -- Philosophy.
Alt Name Wittes, Benjamin,
Nivola, Pietro S.,
Brookings Institution,
Description 1 online resource (xi, 240 pages)
Contents Introduction : perspectives on Madison's legacy for contemporary American politics / Benjamin Wittes and Pietro S. Nivola -- Mr. Madison's communion suit : implementation-group liberalism and the case for constitutional reform / John J. DiIulio Jr. -- Constitutional surprises : what James Madison got wrong / William A. Galston -- Overcoming the Great Recession : how Madison's "horse and buggy" managed / Pietro S. Nivola -- Gridlock and the Madisonian constitution / R. Shep Melnick -- Rescuing compromise / Jonathan Rauch -- A model for deliberation or obstruction : Madison's thoughts about the Senate / Jack N. Rakove -- On the mutability of American laws / Martha A. Derthick -- James Madison and the character of American education / Eugene Hickok -- Courting public opinion : James Madison's strategy for resisting federal usurpations / Lynn E. Uzzell -- Madison's vacillations-and modern America's : seeing a founder, an opposition leader, a muddle-through executive, and a wartime President in contemporary American security anxieties / Benjamin Wittes and Ritika Singh.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary What would the father of the Constitution think of contemporary developments in American politics and public policy? Constitutional scholars have long debated whether the American political system, which was so influenced by the thinking of James Madison, has in fact grown outmoded. But if Madison himself could peer at the present, what would he think of the state of key political institutions that he helped originate and the government policies that they produce? In What Would Madison Do?, ten prominent scholars explore the contemporary performance of Madison's constitutional legacy and how m.
ISBN 9780815726579 (electronic bk.)
0815726570 (electronic bk.)
9780815727439 (electronic bk.)
0815727437 (electronic bk.)
9780815726586 (electronic bk.)
0815726589 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 920883361
Additional Format Print version: What would Madison do? 9780815726579 (DLC) 2015019158 (OCoLC)908375044

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