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Bessette, Joseph M.

Overview
Works: 32 works in 142 publications in 2 languages and 4,271 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Conference papers and proceedings  Textbooks  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: JK516, 349.73
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joseph M Bessette
American justice by Joseph M Bessette( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Articles on topics of American justice including Supreme Court cases, federal legislation, civil justice, the criminal justice system, types of crime, legal terms, personages, organizations, historical events, and contemporary justice issues
The Presidency in the constitutional order by Stewart Wolf( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chiefly papers from workshops held at the White Burkett Miller Center, University of Virginia, 1977-1978
The mild voice of reason : deliberative democracy and American national government by Joseph M Bessette( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, many Americans and more than a few political scientists have come to believe that democratic deliberation in Congress - whereby judgments are made on the merits of policies and reflect the interests and desires of American citizens - is more myth than reality. Rather, pressure from special interest groups, legislative bargaining, and the desire of incumbents to be reelected are thought to be at the heart of American legislative politics. While not denying such influences, Joseph M. Bessette argues that the institutional framework created by the founding fathers continues to foster a government that is both democratic and deliberative, at least to some important degree. Drawing on original research, case studies of policymaking in Congress, and portraits of American lawmakers, Bessette demonstrates not only the limitations of nondeliberative explanations for how laws are made but also the continued vitality of genuine reasoning on the merits of public policy. Bessette discusses the contributions of the executive branch to policy deliberation, and looks at the controversial issue of the proper relationship of public opinion to policymaking. Informed by Bessette's nine years of public service in city and federal government, The Mild Voice of Reason offers important insights into the real workings of American democracy, articulates a set of standards by which to assess the workings of our governing institutions, and clarifies the forces that promote or inhibit the collective reasoning about common goals so necessary to the success of American democracy
The constitutional presidency( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of American government( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains two hundred alphabetically arranged articles discussing subjects important to American government
Toward a more perfect Union by Herbert J Storing( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this definitive collection, the writings of Herbert J. Storing have been assembled into six categories: the Founding Fathers and their legacy; race relations in America; rights and the public interest; bureaucracy and big government; statesmanship and the presidency; and liberal education."--BOOK JACKET. "With profound understanding and incisive prose, Herbert J. Storing elucidates the nature and enduring importance of America's deepest political principles. His work is presented here with the thoughtful care and organization of one of his students - Joseph M. Bessette."--BOOK JACKET
Survey of social science . : Government and politics series( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The imperial presidency and the Constitution( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Time and again, in recent years, the charge has been made that sitting presidents have behaved 'imperially,' employing authorities that break the bounds of law and the Constitution. It is now an epithet used to describe presidencies of both parties. The Imperial Presidency and the Constitution examines this critical issue from a variety of perspectives: analyzing the president's role in the administrative state, as commander-in-chief, as occupant of the modern 'Bully Pulpit,' and, in separate essays, addressing recent presidents' relationship with Congress and the Supreme Court. The volume also deepens the discussion by taking a look back at Abraham Lincoln's expansive use of executive power during the Civil War where the tension between law and necessity were at their most extreme, calling into question the 'rule of law' itself. The volume concludes with an examination of how the Constitution's provision of both 'powers and duties' for the president can provide a road map for assessing the propriety of executive behavior"--Back cover
By man shall his blood be shed : a Catholic defense of capital punishment by Edward Feser( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catholic Church has in recent decades been associated with political efforts to eliminate the death penalty. It was not always so. This timely work reviews and explains the Catholic Tradition regarding the death penalty, demonstrating that it is not inherently evil and that it can be reserved as a just form of punishment in certain cases. Drawing upon a wealth of philosophical, scriptural, theological, and social scientific arguments, the authors explain the perennial teaching of the Church that capital punishment can in principle be legitimate—not only to protect society from immediate physical danger, but also to administer retributive justice and to deter capital crimes. The authors also show how some recent statements of Church leaders in opposition to the death penalty are prudential judgments rather than dogma. They reaffirm that Catholics may, in good conscience, disagree about the application of the death penalty. Some arguments against the death penalty falsely suggest that there has been a rupture in the Church's traditional teaching and thereby inadvertently cast doubt on the reliability of the Magisterium. Yet, as the authors demonstrate, the Church's traditional teaching is a safeguard to society, because the just use of the death penalty can be used to protect the lives of the innocent, inculcate a horror of murder, and affirm the dignity of human beings as free and rational creatures who must be held responsible for their actions. By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed challenges contemporary Catholics to engage with Scripture, Tradition, natural law, and the actual social scientific evidence in order to undertake a thoughtful analysis of the current debate about the death penalty. -- Provided by publisher
International encyclopedia of government and politics( Book )

19 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The International Encyclopedia of Government and Politics examines the full scope of the science and practice of politics. From the early political models of Aristotle and Plato to our own parliamentary system and questions of accountability and representation, 5000 years of government and politics are presented in some 350 authoritative entries. The encyclopedia covers thirteen major fields: Civil Rights and Liberties; Comparative Government; Economic Issues; Functions of Government; History of Government and Politics; International Government and Politics; Law and Jurisprudence; Local and Regional Government; Military; Political Philosophy; Politics (General); Religion and Government; and Types of Government. Each six-page entry introduces the reader to a topic in political science, explains the vocabulary, context, and significance of that topic, and includes a signed essay with an annotated bibliography written by an authority in the field. To help the reader in finding information, the main text of each essay is divided into three sections: Overview, Applications, and Context. The International Encyclopedia of Government and Politics has a comprehensive glossary and is fully indexed
American government and politics : deliberation, democracy, and citizenship by Joseph M Bessette( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American government textbook. Authors explore citizenship as a legal status and as an idea that encompasses civic virtues such as self-restraint, self-reliance, civic knowledge, and civic participation and service
American justice( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of American government [2]( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A symposium on Herbert J. Storing( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deliberation in Congress : a preliminary investigation by Joseph M Bessette( )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mild voice of reason by Joseph M Bessette( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in Russian and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American justice( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American justice( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compendium of state privacy and security legislation : 1989 overview by Joseph M Bessette( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American government : origins, institutions, & public policy by James W Ceaser( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Presidency in the constitutional orderThe mild voice of reason : deliberative democracy and American national governmentThe constitutional presidencyEncyclopedia of American governmentToward a more perfect UnionThe imperial presidency and the ConstitutionInternational encyclopedia of government and politicsAmerican government and politics : deliberation, democracy, and citizenship
Languages
English (127)

Russian (2)