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- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 25.95 US$ 23.61
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95
This step-by-step guide to lobbying covers it allfrom the basics for beginners to specific techniques for experienced lobbyists You and I may never achieve major public office, but we do not need to in order to affect public policy. Author Willard C. Richan To effect social change, any lobbyist?s case must be presented with skill, knowledge,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 38.95 US$ 35.44
Parliamentary obstruction, popularly known as the "filibuster," has been a defining feature of the U.S. Senate throughout its history. In this book, Gregory J. Wawro and Eric Schickler explain how the Senate managed to satisfy its lawmaking role during the nineteenth and early twentieth century, when it lacked seemingly essential formal rules for... more...
- 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...
- Pitchstone Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
A handbook for anyone who wants to learn about how to be active in local, state, and federal government, The Citizen Lobbyist shows how to have a voice in creating public policy. More citizen involvement is needed in our government processes to ensure the voices of the people are heard over the money of paid lobbyists, unions, and coalitions, both... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99
Killing Congress: Assassinations, Attempted Assassinations, and other Violence Enacted on Members of the U.S. Congress analyzes all assassinations, attempted assassinations, and other violent acts carried out on members of Congress. Each chapter focuses on a particular incident, describing the events, the people involved, and the consequences of... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 100.00
African Americans and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia comprises descriptive essays documenting the ways in which people of African descent have been victimized by oppressive laws enacted by local, state, and federal authorities in the United States. The entries also describe how Blacks became disproportionately represented in national crime statistics,... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 45.00
Lance Banning was one of the most distinguished historians of his generation. His first book, The Jeffersonian Persuasion: Evolution of a Party Ideology , was a groundbreaking study of the ideas and principles that influenced political conflict in the early American Republic. His revisionist masterpiece, The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 38.95 US$ 35.44
Despite heightened partisanship in the U.S. Congress and constituencies split along ideological lines, congressional representatives frequently buck their parties and seldom do precisely what voters ask. In Personal Roots of Representation , Barry Burden challenges standard explanations of legislative preferences to emphasize the important role that... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00
Congress does most of its work in committee, and no understanding of that body can be complete without an analysis of its committees and those who shape them. Andrée Reeves now offers a rare glimpse into the workings of committee chairmanship over a span of thirty-three years-how three chairmen operated and how they influenced their committee and... more...