War Stories From Capitol Hill / Edition 1

War Stories From Capitol Hill / Edition 1

by Colton C. Campbell, Paul S. Herrnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130280887

ISBN-13: 9780130280886

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Pearson

An insider account of how Congress works, this book contains insightful first person reminisces, from former congressional fellows and staffers, about the ins and outs and dos and don'ts of everyday life on Capitol Hill. Each reader-friendly essay focuses on one or more aspects of congressional controversy experienced by the writer, and places the

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An insider account of how Congress works, this book contains insightful first person reminisces, from former congressional fellows and staffers, about the ins and outs and dos and don'ts of everyday life on Capitol Hill. Each reader-friendly essay focuses on one or more aspects of congressional controversy experienced by the writer, and places the “story” in the broader historical and conceptual framework necessary for understanding how Congress and its members function. These detailed case studies offer a dynamic view of Congress and show how members of Congress balance the demands of constituents, lobbyists, congressional leaders, protesters, and their own consciences when making national policy. Coverage of a wide variety of congressional processes discusses private constituent meetings, speeches, committee hearings and markups, leadership strategy sessions, and the complex web of rules that govern legislative procedures on the floor of the House and the Senate. For anyone interested in national politics, insights from key players in the political system, and a cutting edge perspective of Congress.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130280886
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Real Politics in America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Government Is Not Physics and Congress Is Not a Supercomputer, Colton C. Campbell and Paul S. Herrnson.

1. Speaker Foley and the War against Term Limits, Jeffrey Biggs.

2. The Race for Majority Leader, Nicol C. Rae.

3. Crafting a Partisan Agenda, Paul S. Herrnson and Kelly D. Patterson.

4. Unorthodox and Unusual Lawmaking: Juvenile Justice Bills after Columbine, David S. Leal.

5. A Difficult Habit to Kick: The Defeat of the Universal Tobacco Settlement Act, Christopher Bailey.

6. Seeking to Institutionalize a Partisan Electoral Advantage: The Battle over the Census, Thomas Brunell.

7. Lessons from the Battlefield, Paul S. Herrnson and Colton C. Campbell.

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