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Term Limits
  • Author : Gideon Doron,Michael Harris
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0739102133
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Political Science
  • The emergence and impact of the modern term limits movement is a unique story of political development and transformation. Despite its significant impact on politics and policy making, the 1990s implementation of term limits at the state level has received limited scholarly attention. This book, divided in two parts, presents an overview and detailed analysis of the origins and effects of the movement. The first part analyzes the political concept of term limits and its theoretical foundations. The second part focuses on the modern process of implementation at the state level. Term Limits will be of significant interest to leglislators, government officials, lobbyists, members of the judicial branch of state government and anyone who seeks an explication of this movement within its full political, economic, judicial, and historical context.

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    Giving Up on Democracy
  • Author : Victor Kamber
  • Publisher : Regnery Publishing
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 089526465X
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • A critical look at the movement for term limits argues that such limits would make elections less competitive, help to strengthen incumbents, make legislators less responsive to voters, and reduce the number of women and minorities in office. IP.

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    Term Limits
  • Author : Vince Flynn
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9781982188696
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Politics and riveting suspense collide in this white-knuckled thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of American Assassin—now a major motion picture. In one bloody night, three of Washington’s most powerful politicians are executed with surgical precision. Their assassins then deliver a shocking ultimatum to the American government: set aside partisan politics and restore power to the people. No one, they warn, is out of their reach—not even the president. A joint FBI-CIA task force reveals the killers are elite military commandos, but no one knows exactly who they are or when they will strike next. Only Michael O’Rourke, a former US Marine and freshman congressman, holds a clue to the violence: a haunting incident in his own past with explosive implications for his country’s future…

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    Term Limits in State Legislatures
  • Author : John M. Carey,Richard G. Niemi,Lynda W. Powell
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780472024100
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  • Genre : Law
  • It has been predicted that term limits in state legislatures--soon to be in effect in eighteen states--will first affect the composition of the legislatures, next the behavior of legislators, and finally legislatures as institutions. The studies in Term Limits in State Legislatures demonstrate that term limits have had considerably less effect on state legislatures than proponents predicted. The term-limit movement--designed to limit the maximum time a legislator can serve in office--swept through the states like wildfire in the first half of the 1990s. By November 2000, state legislators will have been "term limited out" in eleven states. This book is based on a survey of nearly 3,000 legislators from all fifty states along with intensive interviews with twenty-two legislative leaders in four term-limited states. The data were collected as term limits were just beginning to take effect in order to capture anticipatory effects of the reform, which set in as soon as term limit laws were passed. In order to understand the effects of term limits on the broader electoral arena, the authors also examine data on advancement of legislators between houses of state legislatures and from the state legislatures to Congress. The results show that there are no systematic differences between term limit and non-term limit states in the composition of the legislature (e.g., professional backgrounds, demographics, ideology). Yet with respect to legislative behavior, term limits decrease the time legislators devote to securing pork and heighten the priority they place on the needs of the state and on the demands of conscience relative to district interests. At the same time, with respect to the legislature as an institution, term limits appear to be redistributing power away from majority party leaders and toward governors and possibly legislative staffers. This book will be of interest both to political scientists, policymakers, and activists involved in state politics. John M. Carey is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis. Richard G. Niemi is Professor of Political Science, University of Rochester. Lynda W. Powell is Professor of Political Science, University of Rochester.

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    Restoration
  • Author : George F. Will
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : UVA:X006075379
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • Pulitzer Prize winner/author Will now pens "a biting, humorous and perceptivesifting of much of the sand that fouls the national political machinery" (TheNew York Times Book Review). "His closely reasoned arguments ought to stir upnew thinking".--Christian Science Monitor.

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    Presidential Term Limits in American History
  • Author : Michael J. Korzi
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN : 9781603449915
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • An innovative historical study of the longstanding debate over executive term limits in American politics . . . By successfully seeking a third term in 1940, Franklin D. Roosevelt shattered a tradition that was as old as the American republic. The longstanding yet controversial two-term tradition reflected serious tensions in American political values. In Presidential Term Limits in American History, Michael J. Korzi recounts the history of the two-term tradition as well as the “perfect storm” that enabled Roosevelt to break with that tradition. He also shows that Roosevelt and his close supporters made critical errors of judgment in 1943-44, particularly in seeking a fourth term against long odds that the ill president would survive it. Korzi’s analysis offers a strong challenge to Roosevelt biographers who have generally whitewashed this aspect of his presidency and decision making. The case of Roosevelt points to both the drawbacks and the benefits of presidential term limits. Furthermore, Korzi’s extended consideration of the seldom-studied Twenty-second Amendment and its passage reveals not only vindictive and political motivations (it was unanimously supported by Republicans), but also a sincere distrust of executive power that dates back to America’s colonial and constitutional periods.

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    Term Limits and Their Consequences
  • Author : Stanley M. Caress,Todd T. Kunioka
  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781438443065
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • Comprehensive examination of legislative term limits and how they have changed the American political system. Legislative term limits remain a controversial feature of the American political landscape. Term Limits and Their Consequences provides a clear, comprehensive, and nonpartisan look at all aspects of this contentious subject. Stanley M. Caress and Todd T. Kunioka trace the emergence of the grassroots movement that supported term limits and explain why the idea of term limits became popular with voters. At the same time, they put term limits into a broader historical context, illustrating how they are one of many examples of the public’s desire to reform government. Utilizing an impressive blend of quantitative data and interviews, Caress and Kunioka thoughtfully discuss the impact of term limits, focusing in particular on the nation’s largest state, California. They scrutinize voting data to determine if term limits have altered election outcomes or the electoral chances of women and minority candidates, and reveal how restricting a legislator’s time in office has changed political careers and ambitions. Designed to transform American politics, term limits did indeed bring change, but in ways ranging far beyond those anticipated by both their advocates and detractors. Stanley M. Caress is Professor of Political Science at the University of West Georgia and the author of Dynamics of American Politics. Todd T. Kunioka is a statistical analyst for Los Angeles County and teaches Political Science at Cerritos College in California.

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    The Politics and Law of Term Limits
  • Author : Edward H. Crane,Roger Pilon,Cato Institute
  • Publisher : Cato Institute
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1882577132
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • The pros and cons of the hottest political issue of the 90s.

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    Cleaning House
  • Author : James K. Coyne,John H. Fund
  • Publisher : Regnery Publishing
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0895265168
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • Examines the current debate of imposing term limitations on politicians to eliminate congressional careerism and tighten-up general political proceedings.

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    Term Limits and the Dismantling of State Legislative Professionalism
  • Author : Thad Kousser
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 052154873X
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • The wisdom of term limits and professional politics has been debated since the time of Aristotle, spurring 'reforms' of legislatures in Athens, Rome, Venice, and in the US under the Articles of Confederation. This book examines recent trends in American states in order to investigate the age-old question of how the rules that govern a legislature affect the behavior of its members and the policies that it produces. The clear and consistent finding is that the two reforms have countervailing effects: whatever professionalization has brought more of, term limits have reduced. This lesson comes from quantitative analyses of data from all fifty states and detailed examinations of legislative records from six states, informed by interviews with over one hundred legislators, staff assistants, lobbyists, journalists, and executive officials.

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    The Test of Time
  • Author : Rick Farmer,John David Rausch,John Clifford Green
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 0739104454
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • The Test of Time brings together fifteen outstanding empirical studies, contributed by top political scientists and state policymakers. This volume offers both case studies of key states and cross-state comparisons that examine how legislatures, legislators, and political linkages such as lobbying and electoral competition have been affected by the imposition of legislative term limits. This essential source includes both a comprehensive annotated bibliography of term limits literature and a history of the term limits movement.

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    The Term Limit Revolution
  • Author : Scott Murphy
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN : 9780359512355
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  • Genre : Books
  • An overwhelming majority of people in this country want term limits. Exactly what those term limits should be and how to get them are where the debate begins. The Term Limit Revolution is a decidedly non-partisan book that details the need for term limits and lays out a straightforward plan for getting a Constitutional Amendment passed.

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    Institutional Change in American Politics
  • Author : Karl T. Kurtz,Bruce E. Cain,Richard G. Niemi
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780472024780
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • Legislative term limits adopted in the 1990s are in effect in fifteen states today. This reform is arguably the most significant institutional change in American government of recent decades. Most of the legislatures in these fifteen states have experienced a complete turnover of their membership; hundreds of experienced lawmakers have become ineligible for reelection, and their replacements must learn and perform their jobs in as few as six years. Now that term limits have been in effect long enough for both their electoral and institutional effects to become apparent, their consequences can be gauged fully and with the benefit of hindsight. In the most comprehensive study of the subject, editors Kurtz, Cain, and Niemi and a team of experts offer their broad evaluation of the effects term limits have had on the national political landscape. "The contributors to this excellent and comprehensive volume on legislative term limits come neither to praise the idea nor to bury it, but rather to speak dispassionately about its observed consequences. What they find is neither the horror story of inept legislators completely captive to strong governors and interest groups anticipated by the harshest critics, nor the idyll of renewed citizen democracy hypothesized by its more extreme advocates. Rather, effects have varied across states, mattering most in the states that were already most professionalized, but with countervailing factors mitigating against extreme consequences, such as a flight of former lower chamber members to the upper chamber that enhances legislative continuity. This book is must reading for anyone who wants to understand what happens to major institutional reforms after the dust has settled." ---Bernard Grofman, Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of Economics, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine "A decade has passed since the first state legislators were term limited. The contributors to this volume, all well-regarded scholars, take full advantage of the distance afforded by this passage of time to explore new survey data on the institutional effects of term limits. Their book is the first major volume to exploit this superb opportunity." ---Peverill Squire, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Iowa Karl T. Kurtz is Director of the Trust for Representative Democracy at the National Conference of State Legislatures. Bruce Cain is Heller Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, and the Director of the University of California Washington Center. Richard G. Niemi is Don Alonzo Watson Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester.

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    Changing Members
  • Author : Matthew C. Moen,Kenneth T. Palmer,Richard John Powell
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN : 0739109308
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • Changing Members is the first systematic examination of the impact of term limits on a single state legislature. Using Maine as a case study—because it is the first state in the entire nation where legislative term limits took effect in both chambers—the book shows how term limits shape legislative operations, redistribute political power, and change the very members elected to serve.

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    Implementing Term Limits
  • Author : Marjorie Ellen Sarbaugh-Thompson,Thomas Lyke Thompson
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN : 9780472053421
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • Intriguing case study of Michigan that demonstrates the implementation of term limits can impede democracy

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    Fire Congress
  • Author : Irene Petteice
  • Publisher : Publication Consultants
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781594337567
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • Is congress corrupt? Fire Congress names the corrupt persons and tells you their crimes. A congressman gets elected and becomes a very wealthy congressman by “making very wise investments.” Of course, they have some help from K Street. K Street is where the lobbyists are. When congressmen are not receiving checks from lobbyists for their campaign funds, they are going to work for lobbying rms at the end of their careers—that is if the congressmen are not in prison. Then, of course, there are all of the earmarks they are no longer supposed to have! Literally billions of dollars of earmarks are tacked onto bills, some frivolous, for stuff that would otherwise never get passed, just to garner votes from their own constituency.

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    Term Limits and Legislative Representation
  • Author : John M. Carey
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 0521646014
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • This volume examines the electoral experience of Costa Rica, the only long-term democracy to impose term limits on legislators, and provides comparisons with legislatures in Venezuela and the United States. The author challenges claims made about the effects of term limits on political careers, pork barrel politics, and the effectiveness of political parties in passing their programmes.

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    Legislative Term Limits: Public Choice Perspectives
  • Author : Bernard Grofman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : UOM:39015037800987
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • In developing Legislative Term Limits, the editor has included material that has explicit and testable models about the expected consequences of term limits that reflect Public Choice perspectives. This book contains the best efforts of economists and political scientists to predict the consequences of legislative term limits.

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    Legislating Without Experience
  • Author : John C. Green,Rick Farmer,Christopher Z. Mooney, University of Illinois,Richard J. Powell
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9780739157060
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • Legislating Without Experience provides an in-depth analysis of individual states experiencing state legislative term limits as well as apples-to-apples comparisons with states that are untermed. It is a valuable description of the legislative process in each state and a quasi-experimental study of term limits.

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    The Politics of Presidential Term Limits
  • Author : Alexander Baturo,Robert Elgie
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 666
  • ISBN : 9780198837404
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Comparative government
  • Presidential term limits are one of the most important institutions in presidentialism. They are at the center of contemporary and historical debates and political battles between incumbent presidents seeking additional terms and their political opponents warning against democratic backsliding and the dangers of personalism. Bringing the team of country experts, comparativists, theorists, constitutional lawyers, and policy practitioners together, The Politics of Presidential Term Limits is a book that aims to provide a one-stop source for the comprehensive study of this topic. It includes theory and survey chapters that explain presidential term limits as an idea, constitutional norm, and an institution; country and comparative chapters including historical, intra-regime, and comparative regional studies, chapters that examine the effects of term limits as well as studies from the perspective of on-the-ground international constitutional builders and that ask what difference do term limits make.--Provided by publisher

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    Reforming the Court
  • Author : Roger C. Cramton,Paul D. Carrington
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 505
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105063832849
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Law
  • The Supreme Court today exercises power over the lives of citizens that, in important respects, exceeds that of other branches of the federal government. Life-tenured justices wield this enormous power for two or three decades and the only process that provides some accountability to the people occurs as new appointments regenerate the Court. Because justices now serve so long, that process occurs only rarely and irregularly and may be affected by a justice¿s desire to have a successor appointed by a like-minded president. Some presidents have great influence on the Court¿s future decisions by the happenstance that they receive three or more appointments; other presidents have little or no influence because no vacancies arise during their terms. This collection of essays by eminent legal scholars provides a comprehensive, balanced, and compelling examination of a largely neglected, but very important, subject. What are the harmful consequences of the lengthening tenure of Supreme Court justices? Do those consequences suggest that reform is necessary or desirable? Can the problem be remedied by congressional enactments or is a constitutional amendment required?

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    Term Limits for Members of the U.S. House and Senate
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : LOC:00183879650
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  • Genre : Government publications
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    Amendment XXII
  • Author : Tracey Vasil Biscontini
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : PSU:000067585052
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Puts amendment XXII in historical context, presents positive and negative aspects of term limits, and introduces current debates about imposing limits on other political offices.

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    The Limited Legislature
  • Author : Rebecca Lee Noah
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 518
  • ISBN : UCAL:C3408860
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  • Genre : Legislative bodies
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    Contested, Violated but Persistent
  • Author : Charlotte Heyl,Mariana Llanos
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN : 9781000820195
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • Presidential term limits have been a crucial institutional feature of the third wave of democratization. They are meant to safeguard democracy by promoting alternation in office and preventing the personalization of power. However, since the 1990s term limits have been subject to frequent contestation by incumbents. Such contestation process has often been considered a sign of autocratization, particularly when it involves the weakening of other constitutional constraints, such as courts and legislatures. Term-limit contestations have attracted the attention of scholars working with a global perspective as well as with a regional or country-specific one too. Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa are focal points of these trends, despite their different histories of presidentialism and diverging types of term-limit rules. This book generates new empirical and theoretical insights by bringing together the scholarship on Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa, providing context-bound intraregional research as well as long-term perspectives for the study of term-limit change. The chapters advance novel findings on institutionalization, the power of precedence, incumbent-centred strategies, and approaches to protect presidential term limits. This volume will be of great use to students and researchers interested in Latin American and African studies, comparative politics as well as political leadership. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Democratization.

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    Term Limits for Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN : LOC:00183876703
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  • Genre : Government publications
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    The Political and Institutional Effects of Term Limits
  • Author : Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson,Lyke Thompson,Charles D. Elder,John Strate,Richard Elling
  • Publisher : Palgrave MacMillan
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : UOM:39015071232261
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Discontent with politics and politicians has led to calls for term limits in the belief that new faces would bring new perspectives and the influence of monied special interests would decrease. This innovative volume examines the effects of term limits by combining statistical analysis of the effects of terms limits on electoral competition, campaign contributions, and the activities of the Michigan legislature with in-depth interviews with legislators. The book sheds important light on the political, institutional and individual effects of terms limits. The authors find many surprises that neither advocates nor opponents anticipated, included shifts in the balance of power, changes within and between political parties, and new career paths for politicians.

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    Presidents and Terminal Logic Behavior
  • Author : Genevieve M. Kehoe
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781623491604
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • Presidents of nations with constitutionally imposed term limits are often viewed as growing weaker as they approach the end of their time in office. However, in this important new study, political scientist Genevieve M. Kehoe argues that because such chief executives are free from reelection constraint and often still enthusiastic to create a legacy by pursuing bold projects, they may accomplish significant initiatives. Kehoe has developed a concept for this which she calls “Terminal Logic Behavior” (TLB). Presidents and Terminal Logic Behavior: Term Limits and Executive Action in the United States, Brazil, and Argentina provides both case studies and quantitative evidence to show how US presidents of the last three decades have utilized decrees on foreign, domestic, and environment policy during their final months in office. She finds a systematic pattern of decree use consistent with the mark of TLB in a most unexpected place—presidents’ use of national emergency powers. In a careful comparative analysis, she also finds support for her argument in the Argentinean and Brazilian experience of the same period.

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    Term Limits for Congress?
  • Author : Barbara Silberdick Feinberg
  • Publisher : Twenty First Century Books
  • Pages : 63
  • ISBN : 0805040994
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Examines the historical context of and current debate on the idea of term limits for members of Congress.

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    The Failure of Term Limits in Florida
  • Author : Kathryn A. Depalo,David R. Colburn
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0813060486
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  • Genre : History
  • Proponents of term limits have constantly argued that term limits of its legislature created more honest and creative legislative body, but DePalo's twenty-year study of term limits in Florida shows this is not the case, finding that term limits create a more powerful governor, legislative staffers, and lobbyists.

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    Redesigning Democracies
  • Author : Thaddeus Benjamin Kousser
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 654
  • ISBN : UCAL:C3482684
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  • Genre : Legislators
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    Democracy and the Electoral Consequences of Term Limits
  • Author : Kimberly Love Nalder
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : UCAL:X66313
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  • Genre : Books
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    The Politics of Challenging Presidential Term Limits in Africa
  • Author : Jack R. Mangala
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN : 3030408094
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • This book takes stock of the debate surrounding the institution of presidential term limits in Africa, against the backdrop of global trends toward authoritarianism and the rise of strong men. Widely adopted three decades ago, term limits for the office of the president are now being challenged by many African leaders. The power alternation debate in Africa raises important questions concerning the future of democracy and development on the continent. Using a case study approach, this book explores in detail six situations in which leaders have either succeeded or failed in altering term limits. It thoroughly dissects the arguments, tactics and strategies on both sides of the issue, and draws key lessons for strengthening constitutionalism in Africa.

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    Democracy, Dictatorship, and Term Limits
  • Author : Alexander Baturo
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN : 9780472119318
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • Exploring the factors that lead some presidents to hold on to power beyond their term limits

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    The Presidential Connection
  • Author : Yuko Kasuya
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 572
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822009462052
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  • Genre : Philippines
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