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The American Congress

7th Edition

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  • Date Published: August 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107654358

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  • The American Congress provides the most current treatment of congressional politics available in an undergraduate text. Informed by the authors’ Capitol Hill experience and scholarship, this book presents a crisp introduction to major features of Congress: parties and committee systems, leadership, voting, and floor activity. This text contains discussions of the importance of presidents, courts, and interest groups in congressional policy making. Recent developments are also discussed within the context of congressional political history. The seventh edition includes complete coverage of the first Congress of the Obama presidency, the 2010 midterm elections, healthcare reform, and an early perspective on the 112th Congress with a Republican majority.

    • Informed by authors' Capitol Hill experience and leading research
    • Emphasizes the changing features of Congress
    • Offers vivid and engaging exposition
    • Lively illustrative stories and examples appear throughout
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    • Edition: 7th Edition
    • Date Published: August 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107654358
    • length: 460 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 51 b/w illus. 18 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The American Congress: modern trends
    2. Representation and lawmaking in Congress: the constitutional and historical context
    3. Congressional elections and policy alignments
    4. Members, goals, resources, and strategies
    5. Parties and leaders
    6. The standing committees
    7. The rules of the legislative game
    8. The floor and voting
    9. Congress and the president
    10. Congress and the courts
    11. Congress, lobbyists, and interest groups
    12. Congress and budget politics.

  • Authors

    Steven S. Smith, Washington University, St Louis

    Jason M. Roberts, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Ryan J. Vander Wielen, Temple University, Philadelphia

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