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Congress. Legislative branch

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  • Beyond Ideologyby Frances E. Lee

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 22.00

    The congressional agenda, Frances Lee contends, includes many issues about which liberals and conservatives generally agree. Even over these matters, though, Democratic and Republican senators tend to fight with each other. What explains this discord? Beyond Ideology argues that many partisan battles are rooted in competition for power rather... more...

  • Dirty Deals? An Encyclopedia of Lobbying, Political Influence, and Corruption [3 volumes]by Amy Handlin

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 294.00

    An encyclopedia unlike any other, this work focuses on lobbying, corruption, and political influence in America to inspire readers to think critically about the U.S. government and to appreciate the opportunities of citizenship. more...

  • Directory of Congressional Voting Score, 2by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2005; US$ 218.50

    Here is a complete compilation of CQ voting studies and interest group rating data for every legislator who has served in Congress from 1947 to 2004. This new edition is updated to include information on six new congressional sessions (106th, 107th, and 108th Congresses). Organized alphabetically by members' names, this resource is perfect for quick... more...

  • Basic Interestsby Frank R. Baumgartner; Beth L. Leech

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 37.50

    A generation ago, scholars saw interest groups as the single most important element in the American political system. Today, political scientists are more likely to see groups as a marginal influence compared to institutions such as Congress, the presidency, and the judiciary. Frank Baumgartner and Beth Leech show that scholars have veered from one... more...

  • Republic, Lostby Lawrence Lessig

    Grand Central Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    @font-face { font-family: "Times"; }@font-face { font-family: "Geneva"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; color: black; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } In an era when special interests funnel huge amounts of money into our government-driven by shifts in campaign-finance... more...

  • Congress in Black and Whiteby Christian R. Grose

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 22.00

    Provides the first systematic examination of the effect of a legislator's race above and beyond the effect of constituency racial characteristics. more...

  • Disjointed Pluralismby Eric Schickler

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 46.95

    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...

  • New Directions in Congressional Politicsby Jamie L. Carson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    New Directions in Congressional Politics  brings together leading scholars of Congress to provide a general overview of the entire field. Each chapter covers the cutting edge developments on its respective topic. As the political institution responsible for enacting laws, the American public regularly looks to the U.S. Congress to address the important... more...

  • The Citizen's Guide to Lobbying Congressby Donald E. deKieffer

    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...

  • Competitive Interestsby Thomas T. Holyoke

    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...