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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521673013
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven S. Smith is Kate M. Gregg Professor of Social Sciences and Director of the Weidenbaum Center at Washington University in St. Louis. He has authored or coauthored seven books and many articles on congressional politics, including Politics or Principle: Filibustering in the U.S. Senate (Brookings), and coauthored several articles and a book on Russian parliamentary politics. He is a former Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and has taught at the University of Minnesota, Northwestern University, and George Washington University.

Jason M. Roberts is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include American politics, the U.S. Congress, elections, and Supreme Court nominations. He has published articles in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and Congress and the Presidency.

Ryan J. Vander Wielen is a Graduate Fellow at the Weidenbaum Center at Washington University in St. Louis. He publishes articles on congressional politics and elections and has published recently Political Analysis and the Loyola Law Review.

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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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