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  • Elbridge Gerry's Salamanderby Gary W. Cox; Jonathan N. Katz

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 26.00

    A 2002 book showing how the Supreme Court's reapportionment decisions sparked a wave of extraordinary redistricting in the mid-1960s. more...

  • Cato handbook for Congress, 108thby Edward H. Crane; David Boaz

    Cato Institute 2003; US$ 5.50

    Offering policy recommendations supported by brief rationales, this handbook offers the capitalist-libertarian perspective on issues currently facing Congress. Highlights include advice on campaign finance reform, the USA PATRIOT Act, the war on drugs, monetary policy, deregulation, taxes, education more...

  • How Congress Evolvesby Nelson W. Polsby

    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...

  • Race and Redistricting in the 1990sby Bernard Grofman

    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...

  • Setting the Agendaby Gary W. Cox; Mathew D. McCubbins

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 26.00

    Demonstrates that the majority party seizes agenda control at nearly every stage of the legislative process. more...

  • Congressional Womenby IRWIN GERTZOG

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 49.00

    This is a revision and update of Gertzog's successful 1984 study of women in the United States Congress. Now, 10 years later, the congressional roster is far different: Women have made major in-roads in numbers and prominence in the House of Representatives. Based upon interviews with 45 members of the 103rd Congress, this study examines the rise in... more...

  • Parties and Leaders in the Postreform Houseby David W. Rohde

    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...

  • Money In the Houseby Marian Currinder

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 34.00

    Author Marian Currinder presents a highly compelling and empirically grounded look at how internal campaign finance practices have come to dominate congressional party politics. more...

  • Congressional Roll Call 2010by QC Roll Call

    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...

  • Congressional Roll Call 2011by CQ Press

    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...