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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

    ? Provides historical context for controversial modern criminal justice practices that disproportionately impact African Americans today ? Gathers and analyzes historical and contemporary criminal justice cases which have had a significant impact on race relations in America ? Covers three centuries of racialized criminal law and criminal justice... 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 Almanac of the Unelectedby Lisa Friedman

    Bernan Press 2008; US$ 249.99

    The Almanac of the Unelected is the leading source for information about Congressional staff: the essential individuals who help elected officials establish political positions on issues, craft legislation, and put policies in place. This new edition features in-depth profiles of more than 600 senior Congressional committee staff members. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 46.00

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

  • The American Senateby Neil MacNeil; Richard A. Baker

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 21.99

    The United States Senate has fallen on hard times. Once known as the greatest deliberative body in the world, it now has a reputation as a partisan, dysfunctional chamber. What happened to the house that forged American history's great compromises? In this groundbreaking work, a distinguished journalist and an eminent historian provide an insider's... more...

  • Are Changing Constituencies Driving Rising Polarization in the U.S. House of Representatives?by Jesse Sussell; James A. Thomson

    RAND Corporation 2015; US$ 9.95

    This report addresses two questions: first, whether the spatial distribution of the American electorate has become more geographically clustered over the last 40 years with respect to party voting and socioeconomic attributes; and second, whether this clustering process has contributed to rising polarization in the U.S. House of Representatives. more...

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

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 37.50

    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...

  • Betriebliche Tarifnormen und Außenseiter.by Christian Arnold

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 83.98

    Hauptbeschreibung Tarifnormen über "betriebliche Fragen" weisen die Besonderheit auf, dass für ihre Geltung allein die Tarifgebundenheit des Arbeitgebers ausreicht (§ 3 Abs. 2 TVG). Auch Arbeitnehmer, die nicht Mitglieder der tarifschließenden Gewerkschaft sind, sollen ihnen unterworfen sein. Eine allgemein anerkannte Meinung über den Anwendungsbereich... more...