The American Congress / Edition 6

The American Congress / Edition 6

by Steven S. Smith, Jason M. Roberts, Ryan J. Vander Wielen
     
 

Informed by the authors' Capitol Hill experience and nationally recognized scholarship, this fourth edition of The American Congress presents the most insightful, up-to-date treatment of congressional politics available in an undergraduate textbook. See more details below

Overview

Informed by the authors' Capitol Hill experience and nationally recognized scholarship, this fourth edition of The American Congress presents the most insightful, up-to-date treatment of congressional politics available in an undergraduate textbook.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521749060
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/22/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
1The American Congress: Modern Trends1
2Representation and Lawmaking in Congress: The Constitutional and Historical Context25
3Congressional Elections and Policy Alignments53
4The Rules of the Legislative Game91
5Members, Goals, Resources, and Strategies121
6Parties and Leaders153
7The Standing Committees197
8The Floor and Voting241
9Congress and the President271
10Congress and the Courts313
11Congress, Lobbyists, and Interest Groups341
12Congress and Budget Politics367
Notes393
Suggested Readings417
Index433

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