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The Gold Standard for Congress Courses for Over Thirty Years Congress and Its Members by Roger H. Davidson, Walter J. Oleszek, Frances E. Lee, and Eric Schickler offers you comprehensive coverage of the U.S. Congress and the legislative process by examining the tension between Congress as a lawmaking institution and as a collection of politicians constantly seeking re-election. The highly anticipated Seventeenth Edition considers the 2018 elections and the Trump administration, discussing the agenda of the new Congress, White House–Capitol Hill relations, party and committee leadership changes, judicial appointments, and partisan polarization, in addition to covering changes to budgeting, campaign finance, lobbying, public attitudes about Congress, reapportionment, rules, and procedures. Always balancing great scholarship with currency, this bestseller features lively case material along with relevant data, charts, exhibits, maps, and photos.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Roger H. Davidson
Publisher: CQ Press
Release: 2019-07-12
File: 632 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781544377391

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Congress and Its Members is the gold standard for the Congress course. Over 13 editions, the book has offered comprehensive coverage of the U.S. Congress and the legislative process by looking at the tension between Congress as a lawmaking institution and as a collection of re-election-minded politicians. The fourteenth edition accounts for the 2012 elections and includes discussion of the agenda of the new Congress, White House–Capitol Hill relations, party and committee leadership changes, judicial appointments, and partisan polarization, as well as covering changes to budgeting, campaign finance, lobbying, public attitudes about Congress, reapportionment, rules, and procedures. Always balancing great scholarship with currency, the book features lively case material along with relevant data, charts, exhibits, maps, and photos.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Roger H. Davidson
Publisher: CQ Press
Release: 2013-07-22
File: 640 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781452239958

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Incorporating the crucial updates and new research you expect, the thirteenth edition of Congress and Its Members remains a trusted resource for introducing students to the legislative branch. As thousands of undergraduates have learned, focusing on Congress as not only a legislative body, but also as a group of reelection-minded politicians, is an extraordinarily effective way to understand the institution and the law-making process. In addition to featuring new examples and cases drawn from recent congressional politics-including the battles over health care reform, financial regulations, economic stimulus, fiscal management, and tax policy-the authors also integrate new scholarship on representation, congressional elections, lobbying influence, and the relationship between Congress and the Court. The thirteenth edition also features analysis of: * the 2010 congressional campaigns and elections; * party and leadership changes for the 112th Congress; * executive-legislative relations under President Obama; * new procedures in the House and Senate; * budgeting in an era of huge deficits; * the heightened importance of lobbyists in legislative policymaking; * public attitudes about Congress as dysfunctional, even corrupt; and * the courts and their impact on the interpretation of congressional statutes, the scope of congressional power, and the reach of statutory campaign finance regulations.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Roger H Davidson
Publisher: CQ Press
Release: 2011-07-22
File: 664 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781608716425

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Dizzying change and momentous constitutional conflicts have consumed the U.S. Congress in recent months. For anyone who wants to keep pace with events on Capitol Hill and make sense of the complex business of lawmaking, the new Seventh Edition of Congress and Its Members is an invaluable resource. Thoroughly updated with new material integrated throughout, the Seventh Edition sheds light on such essential questions as: What are the likely effects of the impeachment proceedings and "the politics of scandal"? Can the president and Congress govern effectively in the wake of such turmoil? Will citizens feel an impact from the recent changes in the budget process and the new era of surplus? As diversity emerges among the members of the House and Senate, are there accompanying changes in lawmaking and policy outcomes? Davidson and Oleszek skillfully place these and other recent developments and trends in the broader historical context and analytical framework essential for understanding how Congress works. The book is lively and informative, and it includes an abundant assortment of tables, figures, photos, and colorful vignettes.

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Genre: Legislators
Author: Roger H. Davidson
Publisher: CQ-Roll Call Group Books
Release: 2000
File: 504 Pages
ISBN-13: 1568024339

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The gold standard for Congress courses for over 30 years Congress and Its Members, Sixteenth Edition, by Roger H. Davidson, Walter J. Oleszek, Frances E. Lee, and Eric Schickler, offers readers current, comprehensive coverage of Congress and the legislative process by examining the tension between Congress as a lawmaking institution and as a collection of politicians constantly seeking re-election. The Sixteenth Edition of this best-selling text considers the 2016 elections and discusses the agenda of the new Congress, White House–Capitol Hill relations, party and committee leadership changes, judicial appointments, and partisan polarization, as well as covering changes to budgeting, campaign finance, lobbying, public attitudes about Congress, reapportionment, rules, and procedures. Always balancing great scholarship with currency, the best-seller features lively case material along with relevant data, charts, exhibits, maps, and photos.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Roger H. Davidson
Publisher: CQ Press
Release: 2017-06-10
File: 632 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781506369747

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This book analyzes the demographic disconnect between the American public and congressional representation. The fact that Congress does not equally represent all citizens is critical to understanding the disillusionment most Americans hold toward the contemporary Congress.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Patrick Fisher
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2018-08-15
File: 200 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781498545334

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In an increasingly complex and unpredictable world, a growing number of observers and practitioners have called for a reexamination of our national security system. Central to any such reform effort is an evaluation of Congress. Is Congress adequately organized to deal with national security issues in an integrated and coordinated manner? How have developments in Congress over the past few decades, such as heightened partisanship, message politics, party-committee relationships, and bicameral relations, affected topical security issues? This volume examines variation in the ways Congress has engaged federal agencies overseeing our nation's national security as well as various domestic political determinants of security policy.

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Genre: Law
Author: David P. Auerswald
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2012
File: 266 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781107006867

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The American Congress Reader provides a supplement to the popular and updated American Congress undergraduate textbook. By the same authors who drew upon Capitol Hill experience and nationally recognized scholarship to present a crisp introduction and analysis of Congress's inner mechanics, the Reader compiles the best relevant scholarship on party and committee systems, leadership, voting, and floor activity to broaden and illuminate the key features of the text.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Steven S. Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2008-12-15
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781139473743

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Author: Lawrence D. Dodd
Publisher: CQ-Roll Call Group Books
Release: 1981
File: 442 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015000653959

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No legislature in the world has a greater influence over its nation's public affairs than the US Congress. The Congress's centrality in the US system of government has placed research on Congress at the heart of scholarship on American politics. Generations of American government scholars working in a wide range of methodological traditions have focused their analysis on understanding Congress, both as a lawmaking and a representative institution. The purpose of this volume is to take stock of this impressive and diverse literature, identifying areas of accomplishment and promising directions for future work. The editors have commissioned 37 chapters by leading scholars in the field, each chapter critically engages the scholarship focusing on a particular aspect of congressional politics, including the institution's responsiveness to the American public, its procedures and capacities for policymaking, its internal procedures and development, relationships between the branches of government, and the scholarly methodologies for approaching these topics. The Handbook also includes chapters addressing timely questions, including partisan polarization, congressional war powers, and the supermajoritarian procedures of the contemporary Senate. Beyond simply bringing readers up to speed on the current state of research, the volume offers critical assessments of how each literature has progressed - or failed to progress - in recent decades. The chapters identify the major questions posed by each line of research and assess the degree to which the answers developed in the literature are persuasive. The goal is not simply to tell us where we have been as a field, but to set an agenda for research on Congress for the next decade. The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are a set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of scholarship on American politics. Each volume focuses on a particular aspect of the field. The project is under the General Editorship of George C. Edwards III, and distinguished specialists in their respective fields edit each volume. The Handbooks aim not just to report on the discipline, but also to shape it as scholars critically assess the scholarship on a topic and propose directions in which it needs to move. The series is an indispensable reference for anyone working in American politics. General Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics: George C. Edwards III

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Eric Schickler
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release: 2013-03-14
File: 944 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780191628269

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