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Congress. Legislative branch

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  • Social Process of Lobbying: Cooperation or Collusion?by John C. Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Despite a wealth of theorizing and research about each concept, lobbying and norms still raise a number of interesting issues. Why do lobbyists and politicians engage in cooperative behavior? How does cooperative behavior in lobbying affect policy making? If democratic participation is good, why do we view lobbying as bad? Lobbying engenders... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Republic, Lostby Lawrence Lessig

    Grand Central Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    @font-face { font-family: "Times"; }@font-face { font-family: "Geneva"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; color: black; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } In an era when special interests funnel huge amounts of money into our government-driven by shifts in campaign-finance... more...

  • Disjointed Pluralismby 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

    New Directions in Congressional Politics  brings together leading scholars of Congress to provide a general overview of the entire field. Each chapter covers the cutting edge developments on its respective topic. As the political institution responsible for enacting laws, the American public regularly looks to the U.S. Congress to address the important... more...