Congress: Games and Strategies / Edition 3

Congress: Games and Strategies / Edition 3

by Stephen Frantzich, Steven Schier
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1426626215

ISBN-13: 9781426626210

Pub. Date: 12/28/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning


A timely and interactive text on the U.S. Congress which combines contemporary scholarship with up to date information. Congress uses an analogy with which we are familiar - games - to help students understand the workings of Congress. In portraying Congress as a game or sport in which players and chosen, trained, find their ways onto teams, and battle in an arena

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A timely and interactive text on the U.S. Congress which combines contemporary scholarship with up to date information. Congress uses an analogy with which we are familiar - games - to help students understand the workings of Congress. In portraying Congress as a game or sport in which players and chosen, trained, find their ways onto teams, and battle in an arena not unlike that of football or basketball, the authors explain Congress in a way many students will find accessible and understandable without belittling the workings of Congress.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426626210
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


1. The Constitution: Establishing General Rules 2. The Electoral Game 3. The Arrival and Survival Games: Entering Congress and Staying There 4. Organizing for Action: party, Committee, and Policy Teams within the Congressional Arena 5. Interpreting the Legislative Game: Congress, the Media and the Public 6. The Public and Its Players: Organized and Unorganized Citizens 7. The Policy Game: The Procedures and Strategies that Determine Winners and Losers 8. Congress and Other Institutional Players: The President, the Bureaucracy, and the Courts 9. Congress and Policy Results 10. Congress, Reform and the Future: Games Can Change

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