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  • Personal Roots of Representationby Barry C. Burden

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    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...

  • After Hope and Changeby James W. Ceaser; Andrew E. Busch; John J. Pitney

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 26.99

    Updated to include the 2014 midterms and previewing the coming 2016 election cycle, After Hope and Change provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of the national election by James W. Ceaser, Andrew E. Busch, and John J. Pitney Jr. more...

  • The Pocket Small Business Owner's Guide to Working with the Governmentby Marc Lamer

    Allworth Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    The Pocket Small Business Owner?s Guide to Working with the Government is a thorough mentor that explains how to find, secure, and succeed with government contracts. Designed for any business eager to expand into the governmental arena, it also covers special small business opportunities for companies in areas with chronically high unemployment... more...

  • Are Changing Constituencies Driving Rising Polarization in the U.S. House of Representatives?by Jesse Sussell; James A. Thomson

    RAND Corporation 2015; US$ 9.95

    This report addresses two questions: first, whether the spatial distribution of the American electorate has become more geographically clustered over the last 40 years with respect to party voting and socioeconomic attributes; and second, whether this clustering process has contributed to rising polarization in the U.S. House of Representatives. more...

  • Untrodden Groundby Harold H. Bruff

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    When Thomas Jefferson struck a deal for the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, he knew he was adding a new national power to those specified in the Constitution, but he also believed his actions were in the nation?s best interest. His successors would follow his example, setting their own constitutional precedents. Tracing the evolution and expansion of... more...

  • Watchdogs on the Hillby Linda L. Fowler

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    An essential responsibility of the U.S. Congress is holding the president accountable for the conduct of foreign policy. In this in-depth look at formal oversight hearings by the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, Linda Fowler evaluates how the legislature?s most visible and important watchdogs performed from the mid-twentieth... more...

  • Directory of Congressional Voting Score, 2by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2005; US$ 218.50

    Here is a complete compilation of CQ voting studies and interest group rating data for every legislator who has served in Congress from 1947 to 2004. This new edition is updated to include information on six new congressional sessions (106th, 107th, and 108th Congresses). Organized alphabetically by members' names, this resource is perfect for quick... more...

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

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 37.50

    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...

  • Republic, Lostby Lawrence Lessig

    Grand Central Publishing 2011; Not Available

    @font-face { font-family: "Times"; }@font-face { font-family: "Geneva"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; color: black; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } In an era when special interests funnel huge amounts of money into our government-driven by shifts in campaign-finance... more...

  • Congress in Black and Whiteby Christian R. Grose

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    Provides the first systematic examination of the effect of a legislator's race above and beyond the effect of constituency racial characteristics. more...