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Congress. Legislative branch

  • Killing Congressby Nancy Marion; Willard Oliver

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    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...

  • African Americans and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopediaby Delores Jones-Brown; Beverly Frazier; Marvie Brooks

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 100.00

    Does justice exist for Blacks in America? This comprehensive compilation of essays documents the historical and contemporary impact of the law and criminal justice system on people of African ancestry in the United States. more...

  • Interest Groups and Lobbyingby Thomas T. Holyoke

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    An examination of interest group politics, lobbying, and their role in the political decision-making process.  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...

  • Congress in Contextby John Haskell; Sara Grove; Marian Currinder

    Westview Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    A clear and student-friendly introduction to Congress that uses “Congress as board of directors? to explain Congress?s roles. more...

  • Congress A-Zby staff of Congressional Quarterly

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 220.00

    A ready-reference encyclopedia, now in its Third Edition, detailing the workings and personalities of the U.S. Congress, written in language that will be comprehensible to any level of researcher. 250 entries provide in-depth coverage of how Congress functions. Entries range from short definitions to a series of core essays exploring the legislative... more...

  • Lobbying Americaby Benjamin C. Waterhouse

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 39.50

    Lobbying America tells the story of the political mobilization of American business in the 1970s and 1980s. Benjamin Waterhouse traces the rise and ultimate fragmentation of a broad-based effort to unify the business community and promote a fiscally conservative, antiregulatory, and market-oriented policy agenda to Congress and the country at large.... more...

  • Filibusterby Gregory J. Wawro; Eric Schickler

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    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...

  • The Substance of Representationby John S. Lapinski

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    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...

  • Lobbying for Social Change Third Editionby Willard C. Richan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

    This step-by-step guide to lobbying covers it all—from 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...