The American Legislative Process: Congress and the States / Edition 9

The American Legislative Process: Congress and the States / Edition 9

by William J. Keefe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0133567753

ISBN-13: 9780133567755

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

Revised in response to recent changes in the political scene, the tenth edition of this classic text is engaging, intriguing, and illuminating. Topics expanded upon or added include congressional rules changes and reorganization, the House speakership, and the leverage of special interest groups. Analysis in each chapter moves between federal and state entities

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Revised in response to recent changes in the political scene, the tenth edition of this classic text is engaging, intriguing, and illuminating. Topics expanded upon or added include congressional rules changes and reorganization, the House speakership, and the leverage of special interest groups. Analysis in each chapter moves between federal and state entities and illustrates how legislative institutions and practices are shaped to reflect the interests and preferences of the legislators themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780133567755
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
481
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1Legislatures and Legislators in the Political System
Ch. 1The Legislative Task1
Ch. 2Legislative Structures and Powers46
Ch. 3Representation and Apportionment66
Ch. 4Legislators and the Electoral Process97
Ch. 5The Legislators137
Pt. 2The Legislative Structure for Decision Making
Ch. 6The Committee System169
Ch. 7Committees at Work208
Ch. 8Debate and Decision Making on the Floor233
Pt. 3Legislatures, Parties, and Interests
Ch. 9Political Parties and the Legislative Process265
Ch. 10Interest Groups and the Legislative Process312
Pt. 4Interaction With the Executive and the Courts
Ch. 11The Chief Executive as Legislator356
Ch. 12Legislative Oversight of Bureaucracy390
Ch. 13Legislative-Judicial Relations419
Pt. 5Conclusion
Ch. 14The Legislative Process: Problems and Perspectives446
Index478

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