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

Overview

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

I. LEGISLATURES AND LEGISLATORS IN THE POLITICAL SYSTEM.

1. The Legislative Task.
2. Legislative Structures and Powers.
3. Representation and Apportionment.
4. Legislators and the Electoral Process.
5. The Legislators.

II. THE LEGISLATIVE STRUCTURE FOR DECISION MAKING.

6. The Committee System.
7. Committees at Work.
8. Debate and Decision Making on the Floor.

III. LEGISLATURES, PARTIES, AND INTERESTS.

9. Political Parties and the Legislative Process.
10. Interest Groups and the Legislative Process.

IV. INTERACTION WITH THE EXECUTIVE AND THE COURTS.

11. The Chief Executive as Legislator.
12. Legislative Oversight of Bureaucracy.
13. Legislative-Judicial Relations.

V. CONCLUSION.

14. The Legislative Process: Problems and Perspectives.
Index.

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