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The first undergraduate Congress text written from a rational-choice perspective, Analyzing Congress provides students with the basic analytical tools for understanding congressional politics.
In addition to introducing the fundamental concepts of rational-choice theory, the text includes many empirical examples drawn from classic scholarship on Congress. Several chapters conclude with exercises that encourage students to apply the analytical tools they learn. Make the rational choice. Choose Analyzing Congress for your course.
2 The Constitutional Origins of Congress
3 The History and Development of Congress
4 The Choices Candidates Make: Running for Congress
5 The Choices Voters Make
6 Regulating Elections
7 Leadership in an Egotistical Body
8 Congressional Committees
9 Doing It on the Floor: The Organization of Deliberation