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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Citizen's Guide to Lobbying Congressby Donald E. deKieffer

    Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 13.95

    Individuals and grassroots organizations interested in becoming involved in petitioning their government will discover essential information on the techniques and laws to lobbying in this clear and enlightening guide. New lobbyists will learn how to best craft and direct their messages so that their concerns will be heard, make congressional contacts,... 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 New Leviathanby Roger Kimball

    Encounter Books 2012; US$ 25.99

    The ideas and policies that are percolating down from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and Capitol Hill?increased government intervention, calls to ?spread the wealth around,? onerous regulations, and bailouts for all?are not new. We?ve been down this road before. We know where it leads. It is that forlorn byway that Friedrich von Hayek called the Road to... more...

  • The Challenge of Legislationby John L. Hilley

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 22.95

    In 1995, the budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans forced the federal government to shut down. Two years later, the parties joined forces to pass the first balanced budget in a generation. In The Challenge of Legislation, John Hilley, the Clinton administration’s chief liaison to the Republican-controlled Congress, tells the inside... more...

  • How Congress Worksby CQ Press

    SAGE Publications, Inc 2012; US$ 58.00

    In simple, clear language, the new edition of this classic work presents basic explanations of the procedures and rules that govern the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Highlighted sidebars further detail the impact of congressional action with interesting narrative examples from history, along with charts and tables that provide a complete... more...

  • Interest Groups in American Politicsby Anthony J. Nownes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    Interest Groups in American Politics, Second Edition, is grounded by the role of information in interest group activity, a theme that runs through the entire book. This much anticipated revision of Nownes?s text retains a student friendly tone and thoroughly updates the references to interest group research, as well as adds a new chapter on the... more...

  • Their Members' Voiceby Meike Rodekamp

    Springer 2014; US$ 69.99

    The role of civil society organisations in Brussels is debated. Some view them as representatives of their members and thus as legitimising agents for policy-making in the European Union. Others see them as being elitist and out of touch with their membership bases, therefore ill-suited to promote democracy at the EU level. Taking civil society organisations... more...