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Legislating Together

Legislating Together

The White House and Capitol Hill from Eisenhower to Reagan

Mark A. Peterson

ISBN 9780674524163

Publication date: 01/01/1993

Mark Peterson investigates how recent presidents have engaged Congress on domestic policy issues. Rejecting the presidency-centered perspective on national government that is so firmly rooted in the popular imagination, he argues in this sophisticated analysis that the response of Congress to presidential initiatives is often far more cooperative than the presidency-centered perspective suggests.


  • This may well be the best analysis extant of congressional–executive relationships in regard to legislation.

    —Aaron Wildavsky, University of California, Berkeley


  • Mark A. Peterson is Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Law at the Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles.

Book Details

  • 360 pages
  • 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press