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- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 9.99
Many scholars believe that the framers of the Constitution intended Congress to be the preeminent branch of government. Indeed, no other legislature in the world approaches its power. Yet most Americans have only a murky idea of how it works. In The U.S. Congress, Donald A. Ritchie, a congressional historian for more than thirty years, takes readers... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 45.00
From the 1910 overthrow of "Czar" Joseph Cannon to the reforms enacted when Republicans took over the House in 1995, institutional change within the U.S. Congress has been both a product and a shaper of congressional politics. For several decades, scholars have explained this process in terms of a particular collective interest shared by members,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95
As the U.S. Congress has steadily evolved, so too has our understanding of the institution. New Directions in Congressional Politics offers an accessible overview of the current developments in our understanding of America?s legislative branch. Jamie L. Carson helps students bridge the gap between roles, rules, and outcomes by focusing on four themes... more...
- 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...
- Georgetown University Press 2011; US$ 32.95
Competitive Interests does more than simply challenge the long-held belief that a small set of interests control large domains of the public policy making landscape. It shows how the explosion in the sheer number of new groups, and the broad range of ideological demands they advocate, have created a form of group politics emphasizing compromise as... 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...