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Congress. Legislative branch

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  • Interest Groups, Lobbying, and Participation in Americaby Kenneth M. Goldstein

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 36.00

    Referring to survey data and data from interest group interviews, Goldstein develops and tests a theory of how choices in a grass-roots campaign are made. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 44.00

    The American Congress Reader is a supplement to the American Congress textbook. more...

  • Strengthening Congressby Lee H. Hamilton

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 12.70

    With the benefit of an insider's perspective, distinguished former congressman Lee H. Hamilton argues that America needs a stronger Congress and a more engaged citizenry in order to ensure responsive and effective democracy. Hamilton explains how Congress has drifted away from the role envisioned for... more...

  • Directory of Congressional Voting Score, 2by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2005; US$ 218.50

    Here is a complete compilation of CQ voting studies and interest group rating data for every legislator who has served in Congress from 1947 to 2004. This new edition is updated to include information on six new congressional sessions (106th, 107th, and 108th Congresses). Organized alphabetically by members' names, this resource is perfect for quick... 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...

  • Climbing the Hill: Gender Conflict in Congressby Herbert Foerstel; Karen Foerstel

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 96.00

    Climbing the Hill explores the history and current status of women members and staff on Capitol Hill. It traces the difficult history of women in Congress, their slow and painful path to political power and their hopes and fears of today. It presents a comprehensive analysis of women's success at the polls and within the congressional hierarchy?legislatively,... more...

  • The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introductionby Donald A. Ritchie

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 9.99

    Many scholars believe that the framers of the Constitution intended Congress to be the preeminent branch of government. Indeed, no other legislature in the world approaches its power. Yet most Americans have only a murky idea of how it works. In The U.S. Congress, Donald A. Ritchie, a congressional historian for more than thirty years, takes readers... more...

  • Disjointed Pluralism: Institutional Innovation and the Development of the U.S. Congressby Eric Schickler

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 46.95

    From the 1910 overthrow of "Czar" Joseph Cannon to the reforms enacted when Republicans took over the House in 1995, institutional change within the U.S. Congress has been both a product and a shaper of congressional politics. For several decades, scholars have explained this process in terms of a particular collective interest shared by members,... more...

  • New Directions in Congressional Politicsby Jamie L. Carson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    As the U.S. Congress has steadily evolved, so too has our understanding of the institution. New Directions in Congressional Politics offers an accessible overview of the current developments in our understanding of America?s legislative branch. Jamie L. Carson helps students bridge the gap between roles, rules, and outcomes by focusing on four themes... more...

  • Competitive Interestsby Thomas T. Holyoke

    Georgetown University Press 2011; US$ 32.95

    Competitive Interests does more than simply challenge the long-held belief that a small set of interests control large domains of the public policy making landscape. It shows how the explosion in the sheer number of new groups, and the broad range of ideological demands they advocate, have created a form of group politics emphasizing compromise as... more...