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  • Declaration of Independenceby Carl L. Becker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    The Declaration of Independence Carl L. Becker's important study is an analysis of the concepts expressed in the Declaration. Here is a lucid explanation of what the Declaration really is, what views it sets forth, where those views arose, and how they have been accepted or modified by succeeding generations. A book that every American should read. more...

  • Directory of Congressional Voting Score, 2by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2005; US$ 218.50

    Here is a complete compilation of CQ voting studies and interest group rating data for every legislator who has served in Congress from 1947 to 2004. This new edition is updated to include information on six new congressional sessions (106th, 107th, and 108th Congresses). Organized alphabetically by members' names, this resource is perfect for quick... more...

  • Basic Interestsby Frank Baumgartner; Beth Leech

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    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...

  • Congress in Black and Whiteby Christian R. Grose

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    Provides the first systematic examination of the effect of a legislator's race above and beyond the effect of constituency racial characteristics. more...

  • Disjointed Pluralismby Eric Schickler

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 55.00 US$ 50.05

    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...

  • Competitive Interestsby Thomas T. Holyoke

    Georgetown University Press 2011; US$ 32.95

    Competitive Interests does more than simply challenge the long-held belief that a small set of interests control large domains of the public policy making landscape. It shows how the explosion in the sheer number of new groups, and the broad range of ideological demands they advocate, have created a form of group politics emphasizing compromise as... more...

  • The New Leviathanby Roger Kimball

    Encounter Books 2012; US$ 25.99

    The ideas and policies that are percolating down from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and Capitol Hillincreased government intervention, calls to spread the wealth around,” onerous regulations, and bailouts for allare not new. We’ve been down this road before. We know where it leads. It is that forlorn byway that Friedrich von Hayek called the Road to Serfdom.... more...

  • How Congress Worksby CQ Press

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 44.00

    In simple, clear language, the new edition of this classic work presents basic explanations of the procedures and rules that govern the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. more...

  • Their Members' Voiceby Meike Rodekamp

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 70.52

    The role of civil society organisations in Brussels is debated. Some view them as representatives of their members and thus as legitimising agents for policy-making in the European Union. Others see them as being elitist and out of touch with their membership bases, therefore ill-suited to promote democracy at the EU level. Taking civil society organisations... more...

  • Landmark Legislation 1774-2012by Stephen W. Stathis

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 144.00

    The Second Edition of this renowned treasure trove of information about the most important laws and treaties enacted by the U.S. Congress now deepens its historical coverage and examines an entire decade of new legislation. Landmark Legislation 1774-2012 includes additional acts and treaties chosen for their historical significance or their precedential... more...