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Congress. Legislative branch

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  • Congress and Policy Changeby Gerald C. Wright

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 48.00

    This book is about congressional policy making, and particularly processes by which congressional policy changes ? and does not change. At times in our history Congress has been a policy initiator, at others it has been the bastion of resistance to new directions of government action. It reflects the will of the citizenry at times, while at others... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 26.00

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

  • Congress Behaving Badlyby Sunil Ahuja

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 45.00

    The climate of partisanship and incivility in Congress has steadily worsened since the 1980s. Polarization between congressional factions now paralyzes the legislative process and hobbles democracy. more...

  • So Damn Much Moneyby Robert G. Kaiser

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Turf Warsby David C. King

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    For most bills in American legislatures, the issue of turf—or which committee has jurisdiction over a bill—can make all the difference. Turf governs the flow and fate of all legislation. In this innovative study, David C. King explains how jurisdictional areas for committees are created and changed in Congress. Political scientists have... more...

  • Congressional Roll Call 2003by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2004; US$ 48.30

    CQ Press’s Congressional Roll Call continues to be the definitive reference source of congressional voting information for students, scholars, political professionals, and all citizens who want to be informed about their representatives’ voting records. Congressional Roll Call 2003 provides an objective, authoritative member-by-member survey... more...

  • Congressional Roll Call 2005by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2006; US$ 49.45

    CQ Press’s Congressional Roll Call continues to be the definitive reference source of congressional voting information for students, scholars, political professionals, and all citizens who want to be informed about their representatives’ voting records. Congressional Roll Call 2005 provides an objective, authoritative member-by-member survey... more...

  • Public Interest Group Profiles 2006-2007by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2006; US$ 270.25

    Now in its twelfth edition, Public Interest Group Profiles places the information you need about America’s most influential public advocacy groups at your fingertips. Rather than searching through dozens of documents, databases, or Web sites, you can turn to one trusted and authoritative source for vital information such as: assessments of group... more...

  • Landmark Legislation 1774-2002by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2003; US$ 161.00

    A manual offering information on the most important laws and treaties approved by Congress in more than 200 years since the first session in 1789. Each Congress is covered in a separate chapter introduced by a historical essay setting the actions of the legislators in the context of their times. more...