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  • Congress, the Media, and the Publicby Stephen E. Frantzich

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 34.95

    From the beginning of the Republic, members of Congress have been in the media spotlight. In recent years, the expansion of media venues has provided both challenges and opportunities to Representatives and Senators, the public, and even the media itself. Legacy media such as newspapers and broadcast television each carry with them their own needs... 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 Democracyby Paul J. Quirk; Sarah A. Binder

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 39.99

    Edited by Paul J. Quirk and Sarah A. Binder, this collection of essays examines the role of the Legislature in American democracy and the dynamic between the other branches of government, and discusses possible measures for reform. The volume addresses questions such as: How does Congress serve the values of democracy and American constitutional principles?... more...

  • Total Lobbyingby Anthony J. Nownes

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    This book offers a scholarly yet accessible overview of the role of lobbying in American politics. more...

  • Setting the Agendaby Gary W. Cox; Mathew D. McCubbins

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    Demonstrates that the majority party seizes agenda control at nearly every stage of the legislative process. 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...