The emergence and impact of the modern term limits movement is a unique story of political development and transformation. Despite its significant impact on politics and policy making, the 1990s implementation of term limits at the state level has received limited scholarly attention. This book, divided in two parts, presents an overview and detailed analysis of the origins and effects of the movement. The first part analyzes the political concept of term limits and its theoretical foundations. The second part focuses on the modern process of implementation at the state level. Term Limits will be of significant interest to leglislators, government officials, lobbyists, members of the judicial branch of state government and anyone who seeks an explication of this movement within its full political, economic, judicial, and historical context.
- Hardback | 192 pages
- 147.3 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 226.8g
- 16 May 2001
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Part 1 The Constitutional Dilemma Chapter 2 The Origin and Evolution of Term Limits at the Federal Level Chapter 3 The Constitutional Barrier: U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton Chapter 4 The Powers of the Incumbents Part 5 Term Limits at the States' Level Chapter 6 States' Level Term Limits: A Comparative Account Chapter 7 The Costs and Benefits of Term Limits Chapter 8 The State of Michigan-A Case Study Chapter 9 Conclusions: What Political Differences Do Term Limits Make?
About Gideon Doron
Gideon Doron is Professor of Political Science at Tel Aviv University and Past President of the Israeli Association of Political Scientists. Michael Harris is Professor of Political Science and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Eastern Michigan University.