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  • 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...

  • Beyond Ideologyby Frances E. Lee

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 22.00

    The congressional agenda, Frances Lee contends, includes many issues about which liberals and conservatives generally agree. Even over these matters, though, Democratic and Republican senators tend to fight with each other. What explains this discord? Beyond Ideology argues that many partisan battles are rooted in competition for power rather... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Congress in Contextby John Haskell

    Westview Press 2010; US$ 47.00

    A concise and engaging introduction to the workings of Congress, from directing government actions through legislation and oversight to interacting with the executive branch in a separated system of government. more...

  • Congressional Womenby IRWIN GERTZOG

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 49.00

    This is a revision and update of Gertzog's successful 1984 study of women in the United States Congress. Now, 10 years later, the congressional roster is far different: Women have made major in-roads in numbers and prominence in the House of Representatives. Based upon interviews with 45 members of the 103rd Congress, this study examines the rise in... more...

  • Tribes on the Hillby Jack M. Weatherford

    ABC-CLIO 1985; US$ 36.95

    "A revealing, witty, and altogether fascinating story of the tribal customs and rituals that help shape our nation's lives." The Washingtonian more...