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- 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...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 29.00
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...
- 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 Americas 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
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...
- 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...