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- Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 24.95
"Lobbyist" tends to be used as a dirty word in politics. Indeed, during the 2008 presidential primary campaign, Hillary Clinton was derided for even suggesting that some lobbyists represent "real Americans." But although many popular commentators position interest groups as representatives of special?not "public"?interests, much organized advocacy... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 40.00
Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, America's political institutions underwent radical changes as they adapted to comprehensive security reforms. While the media exhaustively covered new security protocols in the executive office, little attention was paid to other federal agencies and branches that overhauled their systems to accommodate heightened... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00
Since the Second World War, congressional parties have been characterized as declining in strength and influence. Research has generally attributed this decline to policy conflicts within parties, to growing electoral independence of members, and to the impact of the congressional reforms of the 1970s. Yet the 1980s witnessed a strong resurgence of... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 36.95
Despite heightened partisanship in the U.S. Congress and constituencies split along ideological lines, congressional representatives frequently buck their parties and seldom do precisely what voters ask. In Personal Roots of Representation , Barry Burden challenges standard explanations of legislative preferences to emphasize the important role that... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 49.99
In this volume, scholars discuss the most recent wave of redistricting Congress. Emphasizing the state-level factors and processes, the volume ultimately shows how national requirements and state requirements come together to permit states to be largely self-responsible for what they do in terms of drawing districts. more...
- CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2009; US$ 143.75
Reliable, readable, insightful, and objective, CQs Politics in America has been called the ultimate insiders guide to politics. Politics in America is an essential resource for any collection that serves readers who want authoritative information on the members of the 111th Congress. The profiles of the 535 members plus the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95
Contemporary members of Congress routinely use the media to advance their professional goals. Today, virtually every aspect of their professional legislative life unfolds in front of cameras and microphones and, increasingly, online. The Public Congress explores how the media moved from being a peripheral to a central force in U.S. congressional... 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...
- 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...