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  • Are Changing Constituencies Driving Rising Polarization in the U.S. House of Representatives?by Jesse Sussell; James A. Thomson

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

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

  • Congressional Women: Their Recruitment, Integration, and Behavior Second Edition, Revised and Updatedby Irwin Gertzog

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 34.95

    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... 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$ 22.99

    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...

  • Congressional Committee Chairmenby Andrée E. Reeves

    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...