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- Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 11.95
How Congress Works and Why You Should Care is a concise introduction to the functions and vital role of the U.S. Congress by eminent former Congressman Lee H. Hamilton. Drawing on 34 years as a U.S. Representative, Hamilton explains how Congress reflects the diversity of the American people, serves as... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 25.00
A tale of one of our most august institutions. This book argues that among other things, from the 50's to the 90's, Congress evolved. This evolutionary process led to the House's liberalization and later to its transformation into an arena of sharp partisanship, visible among both Democrats and Republicans. more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 29.99
Offers a collection of essays examining the history, identity, roles, and future of the Legislative Branch in American democracy and the dynamic between the other branches of government, and discusses possible measures for reform. more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 39.00
A portrait of how the 1990s round of redistricting treated the racial and linguistic minorities that had been given special protections by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, primarily African-Americans, but also Native Americans, Asian-Americans, and those of Spanish heritage. Throughout the volume, the primary focus is on the practical politics of redistricting... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2004; US$ 48.30
CQ Presss 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...