By John R. Hibbing
By Elizabeth Theiss-Morse
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:1995
Online Publication Date:August 2012
This timely book describes and explains the American people's alleged hatred of their own branch of government, the U.S. Congress. Focus group sessions held across the country and a specially designed national survey indicate that much of the negativity is generated by popular perceptions of the processes of governing visible in Congress. But Hibbing and Theiss-Morse conclude that the public's unwitting desire to reform democracy out of a democratic legislature is a cure more dangerous than the disease.
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