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  • Glass Housesby Susan & Martin Tolchin; Martin Tolchin

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    While members of the House and Senate confront the public's changing attitudes toward money, sex, and power, they are also forced to raise ever-escalating sums to finance their campaigns. Practices tolerated a decade ago now may cost lawmakers their seats or land them in jail. Lawmakers often don't know if they live in Salem or Gomorrah. Using new... more...

  • Dirty Deals?by Amy Handlin

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 294.00

    Political influence, lobbying, and corruption affect every level of government. more...

  • Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Congressby Maxmillian Angerholzer; James Kitfield; Christopher Lu; Norman Ornstein; David Abshire

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 58.00

    "This anthology offers a wonderful insight into the many interesting policies and people found within the world's greatest deliberative body. I salute Norm, James, Chris, and Max for creating a useful tool for students, policymakers, and citizens; and David Abshire's wisdom in inspiring this project." 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...