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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 than... more...
- 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...
- Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 29.95
Vital Statistics on Congress remains the quintessential source of authoritative information on Americas legislature. This important series tracks the elements that define and describe Congress in the postWorld War II era, and in this new edition, three of Americas most esteemed political analysts extend their examination through the... more...
- 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...
- Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 19.95
The 2008 U.S. presidential campaign has provided a lifetimes 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 complaintsfor example, it started too early,... more...