Term Limits

Download or Read eBook Term Limits PDF written by V. Flynn and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-01-06 with total page 553 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Term Limits

Book Synopsis Term Limits by : V. Flynn

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

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  • Total Pages – 553
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781476780207
  • ISBN-13 – 147678020X

Restoration

Download or Read eBook Restoration PDF written by George F. Will and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2010-05-11 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Restoration

Book Synopsis Restoration by : George F. Will

From Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will, whose “thinking is stimulating, erudite, and makes for great reading” (The Boston Globe) comes a “biting, humorous, and perceptive” (The New York Times Book Review) argument for the necessity of term limits in Congress. The world’s oldest democracy—ours—has an old tradition of skepticism about government. However, the degree of dismay about government today is perhaps unprecedented in our history. Americans are particularly convinced that Congress has become irresponsible, either unwilling or incapable of addressing the nation’s problems—while it spends its time and our money on extending its members’ careers. Many Americans have come to believe fundamental reform is needed, specifically limits on the number of terms legislators can serve. In Restoration, George Will makes a compelling case, drawn from our history and his close observance of Congress, that term limits are now necessary to revive the traditional values of classical republican government, to achieve the Founders’ goal of deliberative democracy, and to restore Congress to competence and its rightful dignity as the First Branch of government. At stake, Will says, is the vitality of America’s great promise self-government under representative institutions. At issue is the meaning of representation. The morality of representative government, Will argues, does not merely permit, it requires representatives to exercise independent judgment rather than merely execute instructions given by constituents. However, careerism, which is a consequence of the professionalization of politics, has made legislators servile and has made the national legislature incapable of rational, responsible behavior. Term limits would restore the constitutional space intended by the Founders, the healthy distance between the electors and the elected that is necessary for genuine deliberation about the public interest. Blending the political philosophy of the Founders with alarming facts about the behavior of legislative careerists, Restoration demonstrates how term limits, by altering the motives of legislators, can narrow the gap between the theory and the practice of American democracy.

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  • Total Pages – 284
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781439119044
  • ISBN-13 – 143911904X

The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

Download or Read eBook The Failure of Term Limits in Florida PDF written by Kathryn A. DePalo and published by University Press of Florida. This book was released on 2015-01-20 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

Book Synopsis The Failure of Term Limits in Florida by : Kathryn A. DePalo

In 1992, Florida voters approved an amendment to the state’s Constitution creating eight-year term limits for legislators—making Florida the second-largest state, after California, to implement such a law. Eight years later, sixty-eight term-limited senators and representatives were forced to retire, and the state saw the highest number of freshman legislators since the first legislative session in 1845. Proponents view term limits as part of a battle against the rising political class and argue that limits will foster a more honest and creative body with ideal “citizen” legislators. However, in this comprehensive twenty-year study, the first of its kind to examine the effects of term limits in Florida, Kathryn DePalo shows nothing could be further from the truth. Instead, these limits created a more powerful governor, legislative staffers, and lobbyists. Because incumbency is now certain, leadership races—especially for Speaker—are sometimes completed before members have even cast a single vote. Furthermore, legislators rarely leave public office; they simply return to local offices, where they continue to exert influence. The Failure of Term Limits in Florida is a tour de force examination of the unintended and surprising consequences of the new incumbency advantage in the Sunshine State.

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  • Total Pages – 263
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780813055107
  • ISBN-13 – 0813055105

Term Limits and the Dismantling of State Legislative Professionalism

Download or Read eBook Term Limits and the Dismantling of State Legislative Professionalism PDF written by Thad Kousser and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Term Limits and the Dismantling of State Legislative Professionalism

Book Synopsis Term Limits and the Dismantling of State Legislative Professionalism by : Thad Kousser

This book examines how legislature rules affect the behavior of its members and policies.

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  • Publisher – Cambridge University Press
  • Total Pages – 288
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780521839853
  • ISBN-13 – 0521839858

Democracy, Dictatorship, and Term Limits

Download or Read eBook Democracy, Dictatorship, and Term Limits PDF written by Alexander Baturo and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2014-02-03 with total page 351 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Democracy, Dictatorship, and Term Limits

Book Synopsis Democracy, Dictatorship, and Term Limits by : Alexander Baturo

Exploring the factors that lead some presidents to hold on to power beyond their term limits

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  • Publisher – University of Michigan Press
  • Total Pages – 351
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780472119318
  • ISBN-13 – 0472119311