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  • 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$ 150.00

    In just a single volume, Landmark Legislation  effectively covers hundreds of the most significant pieces of legislation and treaties in US history, beginning with the Continental Congress in 1774 and concluding with the first Obama Administration in 2012.  Some of the legislation has had a far-reaching impact, such as the 14th Amendment; other legislation... more...

  • Congress A to Zby CQ Press; Chuck McCutcheon

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 150.00

    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...

  • 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...