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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Lobbying for the Peopleby Jeffrey M. Berry

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 44.50

    In recent years there has been growing recognition of the role played in American politics by groups such as Common Cause, the Sierra Club, and Zero Population Growth. This book considers their work in terms of their origins and development, resources, patterns of recruitment, decision-making processes, and lobbying tactics. How do public interest... 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...

  • The New Leviathanby Roger Kimball

    Encounter Books 2012; US$ 25.99

    The ideas and policies that are percolating down from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and Capitol Hill—increased government intervention, calls to “spread the wealth around,? onerous regulations, and bailouts for all—are not new. We?ve been down this road before. We know where it leads. It is that forlorn byway that Friedrich von Hayek called the Road to... 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...

  • The Social Process of Lobbyingby John C. Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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 debate... 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...

  • Transforming America's Israel Lobbyby Daniel Fleshler

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 24.95

    Does America?s ?pro-Israel lobby,? including the legendary American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), have as much power as is commonly believed? Does it have an unbreakable stranglehold on America?s Middle East policies? The answer is no, according to Dan Fleshler, an American Jewish activist who has worked within his community to try to counteract... more...