Table of contents for Congress and the people : deliberative democracy on trial / Donald R. Wolfensberger.


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Contents:



Acknowledgments

Introduction



Chapter 1: Making a Constitution

Chapter 2: The Bill of Rights: Madison Gets Religion

Chapter 3: The Right to Petition: The Long Drive

Chapter 4: Congress and the Progressive Era

Chapter 5: The Initiative and Referendum Movement

Chapter 6: National Referendum Proposals and the Isolationist Impulse

Chapter 7: The Dawning of the Sunshine Seventies

Chapter 8: A Window on Congress: Televising Floor Debates

Chapter 9: The Revival of Direct Democracy Proposals

Chapter 10: The Road to the Republican Revolution

Chapter 11: The Road to Governance: Revolution, Reform, and Reality

Chapter 12: Coming Full Circle: The Complete Revolution?

Chapter 13: Term Limits and the Scarlet Letter

Chapter 14: The Electronic Congress

Chapter 15: The Curtain Falls Twice on the House

Chapter 16: The Future of Deliberative Democracy



Appendix A: Voter Turnout in States with and without Statutory Initiatives and/or Referendums, 1992 and 1996 General Elections

Appendix B: House Legislative Data for 103d-105th Congresses



Bibliography

Index



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: United States, Congress History, United States, Congress Reform History, Democracy United States