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  • Interest Group Societyby Jeffrey M Berry; Clyde Wilcox

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 95.95

    Considered the gold standard on interest group politics, this widely-used text analyzes interest groups within the intuitive framework of democratic theory, enabling readers to understand the workings of interest groups within the larger context of our political system.  Comprehensive coverage includes not only the traditional farm, labor, and trade... more...

  • Basic Interestsby Frank R. Baumgartner; Beth L. Leech

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 41.95

    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...

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

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 52.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Greasing the Wheelsby Diana Evans

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00

    This book examines pork barrel projects and their relation to broad-based national legislation. 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$ 39.99

    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...