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Congress. Legislative branch

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  • 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...

  • Total Lobbyingby Anthony J. Nownes

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

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

  • Setting the Agendaby Gary W. Cox; Mathew D. McCubbins

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    Demonstrates that the majority party seizes agenda control at nearly every stage of the legislative process. 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...

  • 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 long maintained... 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...

  • 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 America: A Reference Handbookby Ronald Hrebenar; Bryson Morgan

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 61.00

    A comprehensive presentation of the way lobbying and interest-based political activism works in the United States. more...