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Congress. Legislative branch

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  • Total Lobbyingby Anthony J. Nownes

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    This book 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$ 28.00

    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$ 31.00

    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...

  • Lobbying in America: A Reference Handbookby Ronald Hrebenar; Bryson Morgan

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 64.00

    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. ... 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...