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Congress. Legislative branch

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  • 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...

  • Institutions of American Democracy - The Legislative Branchby Paul J. Quirk; Sarah A. Binder

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    Offers a collection of essays examining the history, identity, roles, and future of the Legislative Branch in American democracy and the dynamic between the other branches of government, and discusses possible measures for reform. more...

  • Greasing the Wheelsby Diana Evans

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 25.00

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

  • Total Lobbyingby Anthony J. Nownes

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 26.00

    Offers a scholarly yet accessible overview of the role of lobbying in American politics. 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...

  • Congress and Policy Changeby Gerald C. Wright

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 48.00

    This book is about congressional policy making, and particularly processes by which congressional policy changes ? and does not change. At times in our history Congress has been a policy initiator, at others it has been the bastion of resistance to new directions of government action. It reflects the will of the citizenry at times, while at others... 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...

  • Congress Behaving Badlyby Sunil Ahuja

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 45.00

    The climate of partisanship and incivility in Congress has steadily worsened since the 1980s. Polarization between congressional factions now paralyzes the legislative process and hobbles democracy. more...

  • Turf Warsby David C. King

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    For most bills in American legislatures, the issue of turf—or which committee has jurisdiction over a bill—can make all the difference. Turf governs the flow and fate of all legislation. In this innovative study, David C. King explains how jurisdictional areas for committees are created and changed in Congress. Political scientists have... more...

  • Public Interest Group Profiles 2006-2007by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2006; US$ 270.25

    Now in its twelfth edition, Public Interest Group Profiles places the information you need about America’s most influential public advocacy groups at your fingertips. Rather than searching through dozens of documents, databases, or Web sites, you can turn to one trusted and authoritative source for vital information such as: assessments of group... more...