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- Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 13.95
Individuals and grassroots organizations interested in becoming involved in petitioning their government will discover essential information on the techniques and laws to lobbying in this clear and enlightening guide. New lobbyists will learn how to best craft and direct their messages so that their concerns will be heard, make congressional contacts,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 51.00
No matter how you voted in the 2010 election, both Democrats and Republicans can agree that there is one indispensable guide to people, politics, and power in Washington. The Almanac of American Politics is the gold standard—the book everyone involved, invested, or interested in American politics must have on their reference shelf. As in... more...
- Encounter Books 2012; US$ 25.99
The ideas and policies that are percolating down from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and Capitol Hill?increased government intervention, calls to ?spread the wealth around,? onerous regulations, and bailouts for all?are not new. We?ve been down this road before. We know where it leads. It is that forlorn byway that Friedrich von Hayek called the Road to... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 22.95
In 1995, the budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans forced the federal government to shut down. Two years later, the parties joined forces to pass the first balanced budget in a generation. In The Challenge of Legislation, John Hilley, the Clinton administrations chief liaison to the Republican-controlled Congress, tells the inside... more...
- SAGE Publications, Inc 2012; US$ 58.00
In simple, clear language, the new edition of this classic work presents basic explanations of the procedures and rules that govern the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Highlighted sidebars further detail the impact of congressional action with interesting narrative examples from history, along with charts and tables that provide a complete... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95
Americans rail against so-called special interests but at the same time many members of society are themselves represented in one form or another by organized groups trying to affect the policymaking progress. This concise but thorough text demonstrates that interest groups are involved in the political system at all levels of government ? federal,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 21.99
The United States Senate has fallen on hard times. Once known as the greatest deliberative body in the world, it now has a reputation as a partisan, dysfunctional chamber. What happened to the house that forged American history's great compromises? In this groundbreaking work, a distinguished journalist and an eminent historian provide an insider's... more...
- Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 74.95
The role of Congress is essential to any study of American government and politics. This introductory text, aimed at undergraduate students, looks at the workings of the US Congress and uses the Republican period of ascendancy (1994-2000) as an example of how the Congress works in practice. more...
- Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 11.95
How Congress Works and Why You Should Care is a concise introduction to the functions and vital role of the U.S. Congress by eminent former Congressman Lee H. Hamilton. Drawing on 34 years as a U.S. Representative, Hamilton explains how Congress reflects the diversity of the American people, serves as... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 24.00
This book examines how Congressional leaders and the president give pork barrel projects to Congress members' districts to buy votes for broad-based national legislation. Many political leaders are willing to pay the cost of this trade-off in order to enact the broader public policies that they favor. more...