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Congress. Legislative branch

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  • Reviewing Delegation: An Analysis of the Congressional Reauthorization Processby James Cox

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 61.00

    Members of Congress often delegate power to bureaucratic experts, but they fear losing permanent control of the policy. One way Congress has dealt with this problem is to require reauthorization of the program or policy. Cox argues that Congress uses this power selectively, and is more likely to require reauthorization when policy is complex or they... more...

  • Rules and Restraintby David M. Primo

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50

    Government spending has increased dramatically in the United States since World War II despite the many rules intended to rein in the insatiable appetite for tax revenue most politicians seem to share. Drawing on examples from the federal and state governments, Rules and Restraint explains in lucid, nontechnical prose why these budget rules tend... more...

  • Setting the Agendaby Gary W. Cox; Mathew D. McCubbins

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    Demonstrates that the majority party seizes agenda control at nearly every stage of the legislative process. more...

  • So Damn Much Moneyby Robert G. Kaiser

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.95

    With a New Foreword In So Damn Much Money , veteran Washington Post editor and correspondent Robert Kaiser gives a detailed account of how the boom in political lobbying since the 1970s has shaped American politics by empowering special interests, undermining effective legislation, and discouraging the country?s best citizens from serving in... more...

  • So Little Timeby Greg Delanty; John Elder

    Green Writers Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    So Little Time  is a revolving door of political activism, spirituality, nature, and humanity. It is a call to action, where urgency meets poetry in no uncertain terms, and asks, "What hour are we in?" Edited by poet, Irish and U. S. citizen, and Vermont activist, Greg Delanty, it takes its cue from the grassroots sensibility of Vermont,... more...

  • Social Work Values and Ethicsby Frederic G. Reamer

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 44.99

    This is the leading introduction to professional values and ethics in social work. Frederic G. Reamer provides social workers with a succinct and comprehensive overview of the most critical issues relating to professional values and ethics, including the nature of social work values, ethical dilemmas, and professional misconduct. Conceptually... more...

  • The Substance of Representationby John S. Lapinski

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Lawmaking is crucial to American democracy because it completely defines and regulates the public life of the nation. Yet despite its importance, political scientists spend very little time studying the direct impact that the politics surrounding a particular issue has on lawmaking. The Substance of Representation draws on a vast range of historical... more...

  • The Supreme Courtby Brian Lamb; Susan Swain; Mark Farkas; C-SPAN

    PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 9.99

    The Supreme Court grew out of an historic opportunity to interview all of the living Supreme Court justices for a C-SPAN feature documentary about the Court, the only time that the nine sitting members and their retired colleagues have granted interviews to a single television network. Eleven of those interviews?the entire current court, including... more...

  • Term Limits and Legislative Representationby John M. Carey

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 28.00

    This book tests the central arguments made by both supporters and opponents of legislative term limits. more...

  • Total Lobbyingby Anthony J. Nownes

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    This book offers a scholarly yet accessible overview of the role of lobbying in American politics. more...