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Congress. Legislative branch

  • Affirmative Advocacyby Dara Z. Strolovitch

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 27.50

    The United States boasts scores of organizations that offer crucial representation for groups that are marginalized in national politics, from women to racial minorities to the poor. Here, in the first systematic study of these organizations, Dara Z. Strolovitch explores the challenges and opportunities they face in the new millennium, as waning... more...

  • African Americans and Criminal Justiceby Delores Jones-Brown; Beverly Frazier; Marvie Brooks

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 100.00

    African Americans and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia comprises descriptive essays documenting the ways in which people of African descent have been victimized by oppressive laws enacted by local, state, and federal authorities in the United States. The entries also describe how Blacks became disproportionately represented in national crime statistics,... more...

  • African Americans and the Politics of Congressional Redistrictingby Dewey M. Clayton

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 46.95

    This book provides a detailed analysis of the politics of racial redistricting, a topic of particular concern in light of recent federal court cases. The book is divided into two parts. Part one examines the historical exclusion of blacks from the American political process and the politics behind congressional redistricting. The text focuses on partisan... more...

  • The Almanac of American Politics 2012by Michael Barone; Chuck McCutcheon

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 51.00

    No matter how you voted in the 2010 election, both Democrats and Republicans can agree that there is one indispensable guide to people, politics, and power in Washington. The Almanac of American Politics is the gold standard—the book everyone involved, invested, or interested in American politics must have on their reference shelf. As in... more...

  • The American Congressby Steven S. Smith; Jason M. Roberts; Ryan J. Vander Wielen

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 46.00 US$ 37.72

    The American Congress presents an introduction to major features of Congress. more...

  • The American Senateby Neil MacNeil; Richard A. Baker

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89

    Neil MacNeil and Richard A. Baker present an authoritative, comprehensive single-volume history of the U.S. Senate. The two authors have observed and written about the Senate for a combined total of more than one hundred years. more...

  • Basic Interestsby Frank R. Baumgartner; Beth L. Leech

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 45.00 US$ 36.00

    A generation ago, scholars saw interest groups as the single most important element in the American political system. Today, political scientists are more likely to see groups as a marginal influence compared to institutions such as Congress, the presidency, and the judiciary. Frank Baumgartner and Beth Leech show that scholars have veered from one... more...

  • Beyond Ideologyby Frances E. Lee

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 22.00

    The congressional agenda, Frances Lee contends, includes many issues about which liberals and conservatives generally agree. Even over these matters, though, Democratic and Republican senators tend to fight with each other. What explains this discord? Beyond Ideology argues that many partisan battles are rooted in competition for power rather... more...

  • The Broken Branchby Thomas E. Mann; Norman J. Ornstein

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59

    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...

  • The Children Who Ran For Congress: A History of Congressional Pagesby Darryl Gonzalez

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.00

    From the origins of the page system in 1774 to the period in the 1940s when Congress demonstrated an indifference towards the needs of providing the boys with supervised living arrangements, congressional pages have a storied past. It's a topic that can be amusing?for years, pages simply treated the Capitol as a their private playground to subject... more...