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  • How Congress Worksby CQ Press

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 44.00

    In simple, clear language, the new edition of this classic work presents basic explanations of the procedures and rules that govern the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. more...

  • Interest Groups in American Politicsby Anthony J. Nownes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95

    Americans rail against so-called special interests but at the same time many members of society are themselves represented in one form or another by organized groups trying to affect the policymaking progress. This concise but thorough text demonstrates that interest groups are involved in the political system at all levels of government ? federal,... more...

  • Their Members' Voiceby Meike Rodekamp

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 79.99

    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 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...

  • Landmark Legislation 1774-2012by Stephen W. Stathis

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 128.00

    The Second Edition of this renowned treasure trove of information about the most important laws and treaties enacted by the U.S. Congress now deepens its historical coverage and examines an entire decade of new legislation. Landmark Legislation 1774-2012 includes additional acts and treaties chosen for their historical significance or their precedential... more...

  • Congress A to Zby CQ Press; Chuck McCutcheon

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 128.00

    Congress A to Z provides ready-reference insight into the national legislature, its organization, processes, personalities, major legislation, and history. No other volume so clearly and concisely explains every key aspect of the national legislature. The Sixth Edition of this classic, easy-to-use reference is updated with new entries covering... more...

  • Dirty Deals? An Encyclopedia of Lobbying, Political Influence, and Corruption [3 volumes]by Amy Handlin

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 294.00

    Even before the founding of the Republic, James Madison expressed the concern that special interest influence could become "adverse to the rights of other citizens [as well as] the permanent and aggregate interests of the community." In modern times, examples of lobbying scandals and corruption associated with political campaign contributions abound?and... more...

  • Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Congress: Case Studies in Legislative Leadershipby Maxmillian Angerholzer; James Kitfield; Christopher Lu; Norman Ornstein; David Abshire

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 58.00

    In many ways, Congress has shaped decades of prosperity at home and what is known as the "American Century" abroad. Great individuals have shaped the institution while also overcoming partisanship and rivalry for the sake of the nation. Still, others have succumbed to hubris and the pressure for partisan discord. Throughout this narrative, power has... more...

  • The US Congress for Kidsby Ronald A. Reis; Henry A. Waxman; Kristi Noem

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    An interactive guidebook to the history and inner workings of the legislative branch of the U.S. Government   Providing a historical perspective on all that is going on today, US Congress for Kids examines the major milestones in congressional history, including the abolition of slavery, extending the vote to African Americans and to women,... more...

  • Interest Group Politics in the Southern Statesby Ronald J. Hrebenar; Clive Thomas

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    This is the first volume comprehensively to explore the dynamics of political interest groups in the twelve southern states ? the types of group, lobbyists and lobbying tactics, state regulation of lobbying activity, and the power they exert in the individual states. The authors bring a new dimension to the study of southern politics, which traditionally... more...