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- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 25.00
The Supreme Court's reapportionment decisions, beginning with Baker v. Carr in 1962, had far more than jurisprudential consequences. They sparked a massive wave of extraordinary redistricting in the mid-1960s. State legislative and congressional districts were redrawn more comprehensively - by far - than at any previous time in our nation's history. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00
Using a series of case-studies of congressional reform legislation during the early twentieth century, Congress, Progressive Reform and the New American State explores the nature of progressivism and the processes of political change which resulted in the establishment of the modern American state. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 27.50
The United States boasts scores of organizations that offer crucial representation for groups that are marginalized in national politics, from women to racial minorities to the poor. Here, in the first systematic study of these organizations, Dara Z. Strolovitch explores the challenges and opportunities they face in the new millennium, as waning... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 65.00
Oversight answers the question of whether black and Latino legislators better represent minority interests in Congress than white legislators, and it is the first book on the subject to focus on congressional oversight rather than roll-call voting. In this important book, Michael Minta demonstrates that minority lawmakers provide qualitatively better... more...
- PublicAffairs 2012; US$ 19.99
Journalists have called the U.S. Senate an empty chamber; politicians have lamented that the institution is broken?yet the Senate was once capable of greatness. Senators of the 1960s and ?70s overcame southern opposition to civil rights, passed Great Society legislation, and battled the executive branch on Vietnam, Watergate, and its abuses of power.... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 30.00
In the historical literature of the American Civil War, the president, the generals, and the cabinet secretaries have won the war of words. Of the hundreds of men who served in the House of Representative during this great struggle, only a handful appear more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 25.00
However much politicians are demeaned and denounced in modern American society, our democracy could not work without them. For this reason, says Richard Fenno, their activities warrant our attention. In his pioneering book, Home Style , Fenno demonstrated that a close look at politicians at work in their districts can tell us a great deal about the... more...