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  • Interest Groups in American Politicsby Anthony J. Nownes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    Interest Groups in American Politics, Second Edition, is grounded by the role of information in interest group activity, a theme that runs through the entire book. This much anticipated revision of Nownes?s text retains a student friendly tone and thoroughly updates the references to interest group research, as well as adds a new chapter on the... more...

  • Betriebliche Tarifnormen und Außenseiter.by Christian Arnold

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 80.54

    Hauptbeschreibung Tarifnormen über "betriebliche Fragen" weisen die Besonderheit auf, dass für ihre Geltung allein die Tarifgebundenheit des Arbeitgebers ausreicht (§ 3 Abs. 2 TVG). Auch Arbeitnehmer, die nicht Mitglieder der tarifschließenden Gewerkschaft sind, sollen ihnen unterworfen sein. Eine allgemein anerkannte Meinung über den Anwendungsbereich... more...

  • Their Members' Voiceby Meike Rodekamp

    Springer 2014; US$ 69.99

    The role of civil society organisations in Brussels is debated. Some view them as representatives of their members and thus as legitimising agents for policy-making in the European Union. Others see them as being elitist and out of touch with their membership bases, therefore ill-suited to promote democracy at the EU level. Taking civil society organisations... more...

  • Eilrechtsschutz gegen Dublin II-Überstellungenby Michael Hoppe

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 86.03

    Eilrechtsschutz gegen Dublin II-UÌ?berstellungen : Zugleich eine Neujustierung des Konzepts der normativen Vergewisserung gemaÌ?Ã? Art. 16a GG more...

  • Glass Housesby Susan & Martin Tolchin; Martin Tolchin

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    While members of the House and Senate confront the public's changing attitudes toward money, sex, and power, they are also forced to raise ever-escalating sums to finance their campaigns. Practices tolerated a decade ago now may cost lawmakers their seats or land them in jail. Lawmakers often don't know if they live in Salem or Gomorrah. Using new... 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...

  • Passing the Buckby Jasmine Farrier

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    In the past thirty years, Congress has dramatically changed its response to unpopular deficit spending. While the landmark Congressional Budget Act of 1974 tried to increase congressional budgeting powers, new budget processes created in the 1980s and 1990s were all explicitly designed to weaken member, majority, and institutional budgeting prerogatives.... more...

  • Senatorial Politics and Foreign Policyby Malcolm E. Jewell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Bipartisanship has become so associated with the conduct of foreign policy that partisanship has virtually been forgotten. In this persuasive study of senatorial politics, Malcolm E. Jewell reasserts the importance of partisanship, arguing that increased party responsibility is the best guarantee for the establishment of sound policy and for the continued... more...

  • An Introduction to the U.S. Congressby Charles B. Cushman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    What does Congress do? How does it do it? Why is it such a complicated institution? This concise primer offers students and general readers a brief and systematic introduction to Congress and the role it plays in the US political system. Drawing on his experience as a former Congressional staff member, the author explores the different political natures... more...

  • Disjointed Pluralism: Institutional Innovation and the Development of the U.S. Congressby 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...