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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95
Presidential transitions offer the chance for new ideas, policies, and people to inhabit the White House. Transitions have triggered policy change for decades and eager interest groups have sought ways to capitalize on this often chaotic phase of US politics. President-Elect Barack Obama declared that lobbyists would be forbidden from serving his... more...
- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 91.00
Year after year, Congressional Roll Call remains the definitive reference source of congressional voting information. Its objective and authoritative approach presents a member-by-member survey and analysis of every roll call vote taken in the House and Senate during 2011. Critics from across the political spectrum agree that Congressional Roll Call... more...
- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 356.00
The new edition of this comprehensive, two-volume reference has been thoroughly revised and expanded by expert CQ Press writers?with years of experience covering Congress?to offer a complete institutional history of Congress along with updated insight and analysis on the 2008 and 2010 shifts in power of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00
The Declaration of Independence Carl L. Becker's important study is an analysis of the concepts expressed in the Declaration. Here is a lucid explanation of what the Declaration really is, what views it sets forth, where those views arose, and how they have been accepted or modified by succeeding generations. A book that every American should read. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 30.99
In Religion, Politics, and Polarization, three esteemed scholars trace the confluence of religion and party in the U.S. Congress over time. The authors examine several issues of contemporary relevance as they trace the increasing polarization in Congress. 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...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Lawmaking is crucial to American democracy because it completely defines and regulates the public life of the nation. Yet despite its importance, political scientists spend very little time studying the direct impact that the politics surrounding a particular issue has on lawmaking. The Substance of Representation draws on a vast range of historical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95
This step-by-step guide to lobbying covers it allfrom the basics for beginners to specific techniques for experienced lobbyists You and I may never achieve major public office, but we do not need to in order to affect public policy. Author Willard C. Richan To effect social change, any lobbyist?s case must be presented with skill, knowledge,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 36.95
Parliamentary obstruction, popularly known as the "filibuster," has been a defining feature of the U.S. Senate throughout its history. In this book, Gregory J. Wawro and Eric Schickler explain how the Senate managed to satisfy its lawmaking role during the nineteenth and early twentieth century, when it lacked seemingly essential formal rules for... more...