The American Congress / Edition 7

The American Congress / Edition 7

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

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ISBN-10: 1107654351

ISBN-13: 9781107654358

Pub. Date: 09/30/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The American Congress provides the most current treatment of congressional politics available in an undergraduate text. Informed by the authors’ Capitol Hill experience and scholarship, this book presents a crisp introduction to major features of Congress: parties and committee systems, leadership, voting, and floor activity. This text contains

Overview

The American Congress provides the most current treatment of congressional politics available in an undergraduate text. Informed by the authors’ Capitol Hill experience and scholarship, this book presents a crisp introduction to major features of Congress: parties and committee systems, leadership, voting, and floor activity. This text contains discussions of the importance of presidents, courts, and interest groups in congressional policy making. Recent developments are also discussed within the context of congressional political history. The seventh edition includes complete coverage of the first Congress of the Obama presidency, the 2010 midterm elections, healthcare reform, and an early perspective on the 112th Congress with a Republican majority.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107654358
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. The American Congress: modern trends; 2. Representation and lawmaking in Congress: the constitutional and historical context; 3. Congressional elections and policy alignments; 4. Members, goals, resources, and strategies; 5. Parties and leaders; 6. The standing committees; 7. The rules of the legislative game; 8. The floor and voting; 9. Congress and the president; 10. Congress and the courts; 11. Congress, lobbyists, and interest groups; 12. Congress and budget politics.

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