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Congress. Legislative branch

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  • 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...

  • New Directions in Congressional Politicsby Jamie L. Carson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    As the U.S. Congress has steadily evolved, so too has our understanding of the institution. New Directions in Congressional Politics offers an accessible overview of the current developments in our understanding of America?s legislative branch. Jamie L. Carson helps students bridge the gap between roles, rules, and outcomes by focusing on four themes... more...

  • Congress A-Zby staff of Congressional Quarterly

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 220.00

    A ready-reference encyclopedia, now in its Third Edition, detailing the workings and personalities of the U.S. Congress, written in language that will be comprehensible to any level of researcher. 250 entries provide in-depth coverage of how Congress functions. Entries range from short definitions to a series of core essays exploring the legislative... more...

  • Interest Groups in American Politicsby Anthony J. Nownes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    Americans rail against so-called special interests but at the same time many members of society are themselves represented in one form or another by organized groups trying to affect the policymaking progress. This concise but thorough text demonstrates that interest groups are involved in the political system at all levels of government ? federal,... more...

  • The Social Process of Lobbyingby John C. Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Despite a wealth of theorizing and research about each concept, lobbying and norms still raise a number of interesting issues. Why do lobbyists and politicians engage in cooperative behavior? How does cooperative behavior in lobbying affect policy making? If democratic participation is good, why do we view lobbying as bad? Lobbying engenders... 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...

  • The United States Congressby Ross English

    Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 74.95

    The role of Congress is essential to any study of American government and politics. This introductory text, aimed at undergraduate students, looks at the workings of the US Congress and uses the Republican period of ascendancy (1994-2000) as an example of how the Congress works in practice. more...

  • How Congress Works and Why You Should Careby Lee H. Hamilton

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 11.95

    How Congress Works and Why You Should Care is a concise introduction to the functions and vital role of the U.S. Congress by eminent former Congressman Lee H. Hamilton. Drawing on 34 years as a U.S. Representative, Hamilton explains how Congress reflects the diversity of the American people, serves as... more...

  • Greasing the Wheelsby Diana Evans

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00

    This book examines pork barrel projects and their relation to broad-based national legislation. 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...