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Author Taylor, Andrew J., 1966-
Title Congress : a performance appraisal / Andrew J. Taylor.
Imprint Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, [2013]

Author Taylor, Andrew J., 1966-
Subject United States. Congress.
United States. Congress -- Evaluation.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 262 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 The Much-Maligned Legislative Branch; 2 What we Should Want of Congress; 3 Do we Have a Robust Representative Democracy?; 4 Is Congress a Transparent, Accessible, and Trustworthy Legislature?; 5 Does Congress Have Desirable Principles of Organization?; 6 Does Congress Have a Healthy Legislative Process?; 7 Does Congress Make Effective Policy?; 8 Does Congress Carry out Vigorous Checking and Balancing?; 9 Appraising Congress; Notes; References; Index.
Summary An innovative examination of Congress' performance, using benchmarks and aspirations to assess whether or not it can be considered a successful legislative body.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780813345734 (electronic bk.)
0813345731 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 836864325
Additional Format Print version: Taylor, Andrew J., 1966- Congress. Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, [2013] 9780813345727 (DLC) 2012035826 (OCoLC)806431672