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

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 294.00

    An encyclopedia unlike any other, this work focuses on lobbying, corruption, and political influence in America to inspire readers to think critically about the U.S. government and to appreciate the opportunities of citizenship. more...

  • Passing the Buckby Jasmine Farrier

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    In the past thirty years, Congress has dramatically changed its response to unpopular deficit spending. While the landmark Congressional Budget Act of 1974 tried to increase congressional budgeting powers, new budget processes created in the 1980s and 1990s were all explicitly designed to weaken member, majority, and institutional budgeting prerogatives.... more...

  • Senatorial Politics and Foreign Policyby Malcolm E. Jewell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Bipartisanship has become so associated with the conduct of foreign policy that partisanship has virtually been forgotten. In this persuasive study of senatorial politics, Malcolm E. Jewell reasserts the importance of partisanship, arguing that increased party responsibility is the best guarantee for the establishment of sound policy and for the continued... more...

  • An Introduction to the U.S. Congressby Charles B. Cushman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    What does Congress do? How does it do it? Why is it such a complicated institution? This concise primer offers students and general readers a brief and systematic introduction to Congress and the role it plays in the US political system. Drawing on his experience as a former Congressional staff member, the author explores the different political natures... more...

  • Disjointed Pluralism: Institutional Innovation and the Development of the U.S. Congressby Eric Schickler

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 46.95

    From the 1910 overthrow of "Czar" Joseph Cannon to the reforms enacted when Republicans took over the House in 1995, institutional change within the U.S. Congress has been both a product and a shaper of congressional politics. For several decades, scholars have explained this process in terms of a particular collective interest shared by members,... more...

  • New Directions in Congressional Politicsby Jamie L. Carson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    As the U.S. Congress has steadily evolved, so too has our understanding of the institution. New Directions in Congressional Politics offers an accessible overview of the current developments in our understanding of America?s legislative branch. Jamie L. Carson helps students bridge the gap between roles, rules, and outcomes by focusing on four themes... 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...

  • The Social Process of Lobbyingby John C. Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Despite a wealth of theorizing and research about each concept, lobbying and norms still raise a number of interesting issues. Why do lobbyists and politicians engage in cooperative behavior? How does cooperative behavior in lobbying affect policy making? If democratic participation is good, why do we view lobbying as bad? Lobbying engenders... 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...

  • 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...