Relations between Congress and the executive branch have always been an uneasy mixture of mutuality and autonomy, cooperation and conflict. The U.S. Constitution required that the two branches of the federal government work in concert, but it also mandated a separation of powers. Inevitably, this situation has led to a clash of wills and a contest
Robert E. Hunter is director of European studies at CSIS and a contributing editor of The Washington Quarterly.
Wayne L. Berman, a Washington lobbyist with the firm of Berman, Bergner, and Boyette, Inc., codirects CSIS's programs on Executive-Legislative Relations and National Elections Reform.
John F. Kennedy is staff director of the Commission on National Elections and is assistant director of CSIS's European Studies Program.
Other Titles Published by Westview Press in Cooperation with The Center for Strategic and International Studies Georgetown University -- Foreword -- Introduction -- The System CAN Work: The Trade Act of 1979 -- Congress and the Legislative Veto: Choices Since the Chadha Decision -- The Many Faces of Congressional Budgeting -- The War Powers Resolution: A Continuing Constitutional Struggle -- Congress: Defense and the Foreign Policy Process -- Foreign Policy Making on the Hill -- Interest Groups and Lobbying -- Steering Committee Report: Policy Paper on Legislative-Executive Reform
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