Book Launch: “The Imprint of Congress” by David Mayhew, Yale University Press
BOOK LAUNCH AND ROUNDTABLE PANEL DISCUSSION OF DAVID MAYHEW’S NEW BOOK
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.
David R. Mayhew is Sterling Professor of Political Science Emeritus and a Resident Faculty Fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. This book is part of “The Henry L. Stimson Lecture Series” published by Yale University Press and sponsored by the MacMillan Center.
- 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