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- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 25.00
A tale of one of our most august institutions. This book argues that among other things, from the 50's to the 90's, Congress evolved. This evolutionary process led to the House's liberalization and later to its transformation into an arena of sharp partisanship, visible among both Democrats and Republicans. more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 39.00
A portrait of how the 1990s round of redistricting treated the racial and linguistic minorities that had been given special protections by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, primarily African-Americans, but also Native Americans, Asian-Americans, and those of Spanish heritage. Throughout the volume, the primary focus is on the practical politics of redistricting... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 27.50
Since the Second World War, congressional parties have been characterized as declining in strength and influence. Research has generally attributed this decline to policy conflicts within parties, to growing electoral independence of members, and to the impact of the congressional reforms of the 1970s. Yet the 1980s witnessed a strong resurgence of... more...
- CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2011; US$ 67.85
Congressional Roll Call provides an objective, authoritative, member-by-member survey and analysisof every roll call vote taken in the House and Senate during 2010,with the best summaries of bills available anywhere. more...
- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 91.00
Year after year, Congressional Roll Call remains the definitive reference source of congressional voting information. Its objective and authoritative approach presents a member-by-member survey and analysis of every roll call vote taken in the House and Senate during 2011. Critics from across the political spectrum agree that Congressional Roll Call... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 49.99
A core principle of representative democracy is that the people are free to choose their leaders, but more and more, leaders are actually choosing their voters. The case studies presented here trace carefully how the redistricting process played out across the country following the 2010 census, not only testing key theories of redistricting, but... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00
Congress does most of its work in committee, and no understanding of that body can be complete without an analysis of its committees and those who shape them. Andrée Reeves now offers a rare glimpse into the workings of committee chairmanship over a span of thirty-three years-how three chairmen operated and how they influenced their committee and... more...
- RAND Corporation 2015; US$ 9.95
This report addresses two questions: first, whether the spatial distribution of the American electorate has become more geographically clustered over the last 40 years with respect to party voting and socioeconomic attributes; and second, whether this clustering process has contributed to rising polarization in the U.S. House of Representatives. more...