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Congress. Legislative branch

  • Republic, Lostby Lawrence Lessig

    Grand Central Publishing 2015; Not Available

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  • Congress, the Media, and the Publicby Stephen E. Frantzich

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 34.95

    From the beginning of the Republic, members of Congress have been in the media spotlight. In recent years, the expansion of media venues has provided both challenges and opportunities to Representatives and Senators, the public, and even the media itself. Legacy media such as newspapers and broadcast television each carry with them their own needs... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Interest Groups and Lobbyists in the United Statesby Immanuel Ness

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 95.95

    A comprehensive general reference on major American interest groups. This encyclopedia provides information on the lobbies and interest groups that dominate modern American politics. It provides descriptions of 13 categories of groups, followed by A-Z entries on the groups within that category. more...

  • Interest Group Societyby Jeffrey M Berry; Clyde Wilcox

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 95.95

    Considered the gold standard on interest group politics, this widely-used text analyzes interest groups within the intuitive framework of democratic theory, enabling readers to understand the workings of interest groups within the larger context of our political system.  Comprehensive coverage includes not only the traditional farm, labor, and trade... more...

  • Lobbying for the Peopleby Jeffrey M. Berry

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 44.50

    In recent years there has been growing recognition of the role played in American politics by groups such as Common Cause, the Sierra Club, and Zero Population Growth. This book considers their work in terms of their origins and development, resources, patterns of recruitment, decision-making processes, and lobbying tactics. How do public interest... more...

  • Personal Roots of Representationby Barry C. Burden

    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...

  • Interest Group Politics in the Southern Statesby Ronald J. Hrebenar; Clive Thomas

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    This is the first volume comprehensively to explore the dynamics of political interest groups in the twelve southern states ? the types of group, lobbyists and lobbying tactics, state regulation of lobbying activity, and the power they exert in the individual states. The authors bring a new dimension to the study of southern politics, which traditionally... more...

  • Senatorial Politics and Foreign Policyby Malcolm E. Jewell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Bipartisanship has become so associated with the conduct of foreign policy that partisanship has virtually been forgotten. In this persuasive study of senatorial politics, Malcolm E. Jewell reasserts the importance of partisanship, arguing that increased party responsibility is the best guarantee for the establishment of sound policy and for the continued... more...

  • Passing the Buckby Jasmine Farrier

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    In the past thirty years, Congress has dramatically changed its response to unpopular deficit spending. While the landmark Congressional Budget Act of 1974 tried to increase congressional budgeting powers, new budget processes created in the 1980s and 1990s were all explicitly designed to weaken member, majority, and institutional budgeting prerogatives.... more...

  • Congressional Committee Chairmenby Andrée E. Reeves

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Congress does most of its work in committee, and no understanding of that body can be complete without an analysis of its committees and those who shape them. Andrée Reeves now offers a rare glimpse into the workings of committee chairmanship over a span of thirty-three years-how three chairmen operated and how they influenced their committee and... more...