Book Launch and Roundtable Panel Discussion of David Mayhew’s new book “The Imprint of Congress”

Event time: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 4:30pm
Luce Hall (LUCE), Room 203 See map
34 Hillhouse Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Book Launch and Roundtable Panel Discussion
“The Imprint of Congress”

David Mayhew, Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Yale University

Tuesday, April 25 at 4:30pm
Luce Hall, Room 203
34 Hillhouse Avenue

Roundtable panelists include:

Erik Patashnik, Professor of Public Policy and of Political Science, Brown University
M. Elizabeth Sanders, Professor of Government, Cornell University
Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center, Yale University

Yale University Press Book Description:
What kind of job has America’s routinely disparaged legislative body actually done? In The Imprint of Congress, the distinguished congressional scholar David R. Mayhew gives us an insightful historical analysis of the U.S. Congress’s performance from the late eighteenth century to today, exploring what its lasting imprint has been on American politics and society. Mayhew suggests that Congress has balanced the presidency in a surprising variety of ways, and in doing so, it has contributed to the legitimacy of a governing system faced by an often fractious public.

Book Reviews:
“An excellent book. Mayhew offers a unique perspective on a critical issue for evaluating the American constitutional system.”—Eric Schickler, University of California, Berkeley

“The scope of David Mayhew’s Imprint of Congress alone is simply breathtaking, but the economy of style makes the achievement even more impressive. The end result promises to become an essential ‘vest-pocket’ handbook for anyone interested in American political and policy history—or the nation’s future.”—Richard Bensel, Cornell University