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Congress. Legislative branch

  • The Macropolitics of Congressby E. Scott Adler; John S. Lapinski

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 33.95

    How do public laws, treaties, Senate confirmations, and other legislative achievements help us to gain insight into how our governmental system performs? This well-argued book edited by Scott Adler and John Lapinski is the first to assess our political institutions by looking at what the authors refer to as legislative accomplishment.... 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...

  • The Senateby Janet Anderson

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    The story of the United States Senate is more than the description of the powers assigned to the upper house of Congress. This work shows how these powers are considerable, including the making of laws to govern the United States in partnership with the House of Representatives. more...

  • Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Congressby Maxmillian Angerholzer; James Kitfield; Christopher Lu; Norman Ornstein; David Abshire

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 58.00

    "This anthology offers a wonderful insight into the many interesting policies and people found within the world's greatest deliberative body. I salute Norm, James, Chris, and Max for creating a useful tool for students, policymakers, and citizens; and David Abshire's wisdom in inspiring this project." more...

  • Betriebliche Tarifnormen und Außenseiter.by Christian Arnold

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 83.98

    Hauptbeschreibung Tarifnormen über "betriebliche Fragen" weisen die Besonderheit auf, dass für ihre Geltung allein die Tarifgebundenheit des Arbeitgebers ausreicht (§ 3 Abs. 2 TVG). Auch Arbeitnehmer, die nicht Mitglieder der tarifschließenden Gewerkschaft sind, sollen ihnen unterworfen sein. Eine allgemein anerkannte Meinung über den Anwendungsbereich... more...

  • Founding Visionsby Lance Banning; Todd Estes; Gordon S. Wood

    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...

  • Legislative Learningby Timothy J. Barnett

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Barnett shows how political environments can produce legislators who place a premium on their policy-making goals through a nuanced exploration of factors undergirding member perceptions, policy ambitions, class cohesion, and legislative learning. 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...

  • Lobbying and Policy Changeby Frank R. Baumgartner; Jeffrey M. Berry; Marie Hojnacki; Beth L. Leech; David C. Kimball

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    During the 2008 election season, politicians from both sides of the aisle promised to rid government of lobbyists? undue influence. For the authors of Lobbying and Policy Change , the most extensive study ever done on the topic, these promises ring hollow?not because politicians fail to keep them but because lobbies are far less influential than... more...

  • Basic Interestsby Frank R. Baumgartner; Beth L. Leech

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 41.95

    A generation ago, scholars saw interest groups as the single most important element in the American political system. Today, political scientists are more likely to see groups as a marginal influence compared to institutions such as Congress, the presidency, and the judiciary. Frank Baumgartner and Beth Leech show that scholars have veered from one... more...