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William F. Connelly Jr.Party and Procedure in the United States Congress is a well written, carefully researched, rich exploration of the intersection of legislative politics and policymaking. Grounded in the authors’ experience, participant observation and case studies, the book makes wide-ranging use of the political science literature on Congress, thereby successfully bridging the divide between the theory and practice of congressional politics and policymaking.
The authors in Party and Procedure in the United States Congress, including some of the leading lights among Congress scholars, are literally close to their subject given their extensive experience, observations and interviews. The bicameral perspective will prove especially useful in college courses on Congress and the legislative process. The book underscores the time-honored truth that he who knows the rules, rules.