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Author Edwards, Mickey, 1937-
Title The parties versus the people : how to turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans / Mickey Edwards.
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, c2012.
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 Floor3  JK2265 .E38 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xxiii, 208 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents American tribalism -- The disappearing dream -- Reclaiming our democracy -- Drawing a line in the sand -- The money stream -- Government leaders, not party leaders -- Debate and democracy -- Rearrange the furniture -- Rivals, not enemies -- The partisan presidency -- Declarations of independence -- Beyond partisanship -- The way forward.
Summary A former congressman draws on his first-hand experience with legislative battles to present a solution-based, practical way to break the stranglehold of the political party system and banish the negative effects of partisan warfare.
Subject Political parties -- United States.
Democracy -- United States.
Polarization (Social sciences) -- United States.
Two-party systems -- United States.
Divided government -- United States.
ISBN 9780300184563 (alk. paper)
0300184565 (alk. paper)
OCLC number 785865167