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  • Powers of the Presidencyby CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2008; US$ 54.05

    Providing both a historical and contemporary perspective on presidential powers, The Powers of the Presidency guides readers through the presidency as a constitutional office, covering how it was shaped by its design at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and by later constitutional amendments, Supreme Court decisions, and custom and precedent. It... more...

  • Presidency, the Public, and the Partiesby CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2008; US$ 54.05

    The Presidency, the Public, and the Parties considers how presidential leadership depends on its ability to gain the support or acquiescence of key constituencies outside government. It discusses both historical and current relationships, including the presidency and political parties, the presidency and mass media, the presidency and the public, and... more...

  • Nominating the Presidentby Jack Citrin; David Karol

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 59.99

    This book offers a fresh look at the role of parties, the constraints of campaign finance, the status of front-runners, and the significance of rules, race, and gender in the post-reform era. In this volume, leading scholars assess the state of the process with original research about money, scheduling, superdelegates, and the role of race and gender... more...

  • The Almanac of the Unelectedby Lisa Friedman

    Bernan Press 2008; US$ 249.99

    The Almanac of the Unelected is the leading source for information about Congressional staff: the essential individuals who help elected officials establish political positions on issues, craft legislation, and put policies in place. This new edition features in-depth profiles of more than 600 senior Congressional committee staff members. more...

  • Lobbying and Policy Changeby Frank R. Baumgartner; Jeffrey M. Berry; Marie Hojnacki; Beth L. Leech; David C. Kimball

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    During the 2008 election season, politicians from both sides of the aisle promised to rid government of lobbyists’ undue influence. For the authors of Lobbying and Policy Change , the most extensive study ever done on the topic, these promises ring hollow—not because politicians fail to keep them but because lobbies are far less influential... more...

  • Rivals for Powerby James A. Thurber

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 33.99

    Rivals for Power is a lively description of the power struggle between the president and Congress. In it, leading congressional and presidential scholars and knowledgeable former public officials consider the historical, political, and constitutional foundations of conflict between the two branches. The authors give practical advice about how... more...

  • Vital Statistics on Congress 2008by Thomas E. Mann; Norman J. Ornstein; Michael J. Malbin

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Vital Statistics on Congress remains the quintessential source of authoritative information on America’s legislature. This important series tracks the elements that define and describe Congress in the post–World War II era, and in this new edition, three of America’s most esteemed political analysts extend their examination through the... more...

  • Politics in America 2010by Chuck McCutcheon; Christina L. Lyons

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2009; US$ 143.75

    Reliable, readable, insightful, and objective, CQ’s Politics in America has been called “the ultimate insider’s guide to politics.” Politics in America is an essential resource for any collection that serves readers who want authoritative information on the members of the 111th Congress. The profiles of the 535 members plus the... more...

  • The People Factorby Linda J. Bilmes; W. Scott Gould

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 22.95

    Successful businesses have spent the past two decades retooling and rethinking how to manage their people better. Most big companies that have survived and prospered in the 21st century view employees as a vital strategic asset. In comparison, the U.S. federal government is a Stone Age relic, with its top-down bureaucracy, stovepiping of labor and... more...

  • Reforming the Presidential Nomination Processby Steven S. Smith; Melanie J. Springer

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    The 2008 U.S. presidential campaign has provided a lifetime’s worth of surprises. Once again, however, the nomination process highlighted the importance of organization,political prowess, timing, and money. And once again, it raised many hackles. The Democratic contest in particular generated many complaints—for example, it started too early,... more...