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Congress. Legislative branch

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  • The Broken Branchby Thomas E. Mann; Norman J. Ornstein

    Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 13.99

    Congress is the first branch of government in the American system, write Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein, but now it is a broken branch, damaged by partisan bickering and internal rancor. The Broken Branch offers both a brilliant diagnosis of the cause of Congressional decline and a much-needed blueprint for change, from two experts who understand... more...

  • Lobbying in Americaby RONALD J. HREBENAR; BRYSON B. MORGAN

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    Lobbying in America: A Reference Handbook offers readers an insightful survey of interest group politics in the United States—the strategies, techniques, and impact both positive and negative. Written by one of the nation’s premier scholars on the subject, it reveals the inner workings of the lobbying process like no other volume before it.||Lobbying... more...

  • Guide to Congressby CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2007; US$ 419.75

    The newest edition of this venerable institutional guide covers all aspects of Congress and includes timely updates on: more...

  • Congress A to Zby CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2008; US$ 102.35

    There is no other volume that so clearly and concisely explains every key aspect of the national legislature. This classic, easy-to-use reference is thoroughly updated with new entries covering the dramatic congressional events of recent years. Each of the more than 250 entries, arranged in encyclopedic A-to-Z format, provides accessible insight into... more...

  • How Congress Worksby CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2008; US$ 54.05

    In simple, clear language, the new edition of this classic CQ reference presents basic explanations of the procedures and rules that govern the Senate and the House. Highlighted sidebars further detail the impact of congressional action with interesting narrative examples from history, along with charts and tables that provide a complete overview of... more...

  • Why Not Parties?by Nathan W. Monroe; Jason M. Roberts; David W. Rohde

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 27.50

    Recent research on the U.S. House of Representatives largely focuses on the effects of partisanship, but the strikingly less frequent studies of the Senate still tend to treat parties as secondary considerations in a chamber that gives its members far more individual leverage than congressmen have. In response to the recent increase in senatorial... more...

  • The Almanac of the Unelectedby Lisa Friedman

    Bernan Press 2008; US$ 249.99

    The Almanac of the Unelected is the leading source for information about Congressional staff: the essential individuals who help elected officials establish political positions on issues, craft legislation, and put policies in place. This new edition features in-depth profiles of more than 600 senior Congressional committee staff members. more...

  • Vital Statistics on Congress 2008by Thomas E. Mann; Norman J. Ornstein; Michael J. Malbin

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Vital Statistics on Congress remains the quintessential source of authoritative information on America’s legislature. This important series tracks the elements that define and describe Congress in the post–World War II era, and in this new edition, three of America’s most esteemed political analysts extend their examination through the... more...

  • Lobbying and Policy Changeby Frank R. Baumgartner; Jeffrey M. Berry; Marie Hojnacki; Beth L. Leech; David C. Kimball

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    During the 2008 election season, politicians from both sides of the aisle promised to rid government of lobbyists’ undue influence. For the authors of Lobbying and Policy Change , the most extensive study ever done on the topic, these promises ring hollow—not because politicians fail to keep them but because lobbies are far less influential... more...

  • 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...