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The American Congress / Edition 4
     

The American Congress / Edition 4

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

ISBN-10: 0521673011

ISBN-13: 9780521673013

Pub. Date: 09/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Informed by the authors' Capitol Hill experience and nationally-recognized scholarship, The American Congress presents a crisp introduction to all major features of Congress: its party and committee systems, leadership, and voting and floor activity. Including the most in-depth discussions of the place of the president, the courts, and interest groups in

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Informed by the authors' Capitol Hill experience and nationally-recognized scholarship, The American Congress presents a crisp introduction to all major features of Congress: its party and committee systems, leadership, and voting and floor activity. Including the most in-depth discussions of the place of the president, the courts, and interest groups in congressional policy-making available in a text, this text blends an emphasis on recent developments in congressional politics with a clear discussion of the rules of the game, the history of key features of Congress, and stories from recent Congresses that bring politics to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521673013
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The American Congress: modern trends; 2. Representation and lawmaking in Congress: the constitutional and historical context; 3. Congressional elections and policy alignments; 4. The rules of the legislative game; 5. Members, goals, resources and strategies; 6. Parties and leaders; 7. The standing committees; 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; Suggested readings; Index.

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