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  • No Way to Pick a Presidentby Jules Witcover

    Grand Central Publishing 2000; US$ 8.99

    Never before has so much money poured into a presidential campaign as flowed into the election of 2000. Jules Witcover, who has covered every election since 1952, here combines unparalleled knowledge about presidential politics with a scintillating, wise analysis of what's wrong with the way American presidents are chosen. He shows us, in memorable... more...

  • The United States Congressby Ross English

    Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 74.95

    The role of Congress is essential to any study of American government and politics. This introductory text, aimed at undergraduate students, looks at the workings of the US Congress and uses the Republican period of ascendancy (1994-2000) as an example of how the Congress works in practice. more...

  • How Congress Works and Why You Should Careby Lee H. Hamilton

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 11.95

    How Congress Works and Why You Should Care is a concise introduction to the functions and vital role of the U.S. Congress by eminent former Congressman Lee H. Hamilton. Drawing on 34 years as a U.S. Representative, Hamilton explains how Congress reflects the diversity of the American people, serves as... more...

  • How Congress Evolvesby Nelson W. Polsby

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 25.00

    A tale of one of our most august institutions. This book argues that among other things, from the 50's to the 90's, Congress evolved. This evolutionary process led to the House's liberalization and later to its transformation into an arena of sharp partisanship, visible among both Democrats and Republicans. more...

  • Institutions of American Democracy - The Executive Branchby Joel D. Aberbach; Mark A. Peterson

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    DIRECTORY OF CONTRIBUTORS GENERAL INTRODUCTION: The Executive Branch as an Institution of American Constitutional Democracy, Jaroslav Pelikan INTRODUCTION: Presidents and Bureaucrats: The Executive Branch and American Democracy Joel D. Aberbach and Mark A. Peterson SECTION I: THE HISTORICAL AND COMPARATIVE CONTEXT 1. The Evolution of the Presidency:... more...

  • Institutions of American Democracy - The Legislative Branchby Paul J. Quirk; Sarah A. Binder

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    Offers a collection of essays examining the history, identity, roles, and future of the Legislative Branch in American democracy and the dynamic between the other branches of government, and discusses possible measures for reform. more...

  • Greasing the Wheelsby Diana Evans

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 25.00

    This book examines pork barrel projects and their relation to broad-based national legislation. more...

  • Total Lobbyingby Anthony J. Nownes

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 26.00

    Offers a scholarly yet accessible overview of the role of lobbying in American politics. more...

  • Race and Redistricting in the 1990sby Bernard Grofman

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 39.00

    A portrait of how the 1990s round of redistricting treated the racial and linguistic minorities that had been given special protections by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, primarily African-Americans, but also Native Americans, Asian-Americans, and those of Spanish heritage. Throughout the volume, the primary focus is on the practical politics of redistricting... more...

  • Congress and Policy Changeby Gerald C. Wright

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 48.00

    This book is about congressional policy making, and particularly processes by which congressional policy changes ? and does not change. At times in our history Congress has been a policy initiator, at others it has been the bastion of resistance to new directions of government action. It reflects the will of the citizenry at times, while at others... more...