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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 209.99
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...
- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 31.95
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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 27.99
In Religion, Politics, and Polarization: How Religiopolitical Conflict are Changing Congress and American Democracy, three esteemed scholars trace the confluence of religion and party in the U.S. Congress over time. Drawing on forty years of congressional roll call votes as well as public opinion survey data, the book argues that the ideologies... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 104.99
In this volume, scholars from across the United States come together to discuss the most recent wave of redistricting Congress. Emphasizing the state-level factors and processes, the volume ultimately shows how national requirements and state requirements come together to permit states to be largely self-responsible for what they do in terms of... more...