The American Congress / Edition 1

The American Congress / Edition 1

by Steven S. Smith
     
 

This comprehensive introduction to Congress and the legislative process, written by a highly-regarded congressional scholar, covers the internal dynamics of congressional politics and presents the most recent scholarship on the subject. The Second Edition offers balanced coverage of theory and practice, incorporating more contemporary scholarship than any other text… See more details below

Overview

This comprehensive introduction to Congress and the legislative process, written by a highly-regarded congressional scholar, covers the internal dynamics of congressional politics and presents the most recent scholarship on the subject. The Second Edition offers balanced coverage of theory and practice, incorporating more contemporary scholarship than any other text available. The text also offers exceptionally thorough coverage of the relationship between Congress and other important institutions—particularly the executive branch, the courts, and interest groups, as well as policy outcomes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395540091
Publisher:
CENGAGE Learning
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
485

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
1The American Congress: Modern Trends1
2Representation and Lawmaking in Congress: The Constitutional and Historical Context25
3Congressional Elections and Policy Alignments53
4The Rules of the Legislative Game91
5Members, Goals, Resources, and Strategies121
6Parties and Leaders153
7The Standing Committees197
8The Floor and Voting241
9Congress and the President271
10Congress and the Courts313
11Congress, Lobbyists, and Interest Groups341
12Congress and Budget Politics367
Notes393
Suggested Readings417
Index433

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