The Case for Gridlock: Democracy, Organized Power, and the Legal Foundations of American Government
Marcus E. Ethridge
Page count: 240 pages
File size: 1.3 MB
The Case for Gridlock explains how, in an effort to make the system more egalitarian and forward thinking, American Progressivism led to the creation of government institutions that increased the political advantages of superior organization, thereby enabling ‘special interests’ to dominate the policy process. The book makes the case for the Constitutional Principle, showing how gridlock-prone institutions lead to better representation of broader interests.