The Whips: Building Party Coalitions in Congress Legislative Politics And Policy Making

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University of Michigan Press #ad - The result is a rich and sweeping understanding of congressional party leaders at work. In the whips, C. These records allowed evans to create a database of nearly 1, 500 internal leadership polls on hundreds of significant bills across five decades of recent congressional history. Since the whips provide valuable political intelligence, they are essential to understanding how coalitions are forged and deals are made on Capitol Hill.

Legislative system, responsible for marshalling party votes and keeping House and Senate party members in line. House and senate, ranging from the relatively bipartisan, committee-dominated chambers of the 1950s to the highly polarized congresses of the 2000s. The party whips are essential components of the U.

The Whips: Building Party Coalitions in Congress Legislative Politics And Policy Making #ad - S. In addition to roll call votes and personal interviews with lawmakers and staff, Evans examines the personal papers of dozens of former leaders of the House and Senate, especially former whips. Lawrence evans offers a comprehensive exploration of coalition building and legislative strategy in the U. S.

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Congressional Procedures and the Policy Process

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CQ Press #ad - Ensure that the machinations of Congress are understandable through an array of interesting examples, topical cases, and anecdotes that they are uniquely positioned to witness and experience firsthand. As a governing body, Congress continually adapts to changes in process and practice. ? Not shying away from the complexity of the topic, Oleszek and new coauthors Mark Oleszek, Elizabeth Rybicki, and Bill Heniff Jr.

Congressional procedures and the policy Process reveals how the majority and minority parties use procedural devices to achieve their political goals and offers an assessment of the role of conference committees in reconciling bicameral differences. The eleventh edition of walter oleszek’s definitive work updated with new developments and fresh research, continues to examine how this procedural context governs every aspect of the House and Senate and affects lawmakers as they make voting decisions, expedite legislation, or defeat a bill.

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Congress Reconsidered

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CQ Press #ad - Oppenheimer have delivered the best contemporary work from leading congressional scholars in a form that is both analytical and accessible. The tradition continues in this Eleventh Edition as contributing authors focus on the many ways Congress has changed over time and examine the conditions that foster these developments.

Simply put, this bestselling volume remains on the cutting edge of scholarship, identifying patterns of change in Congress and placing those patterns in context. For almost four decades, the editors of Congress Reconsidered, Lawrence C. This new edition also ends with a capstone chapter on the milestone 2016 elections.

Congress Reconsidered #ad - Some of the most noted names in congressional studies address topics from broad dynamics affecting the institution, parties and internal organization, elections and constituencies, inter-branch relations, and policymaking. Cq press. Dodd and Bruce I.

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Congressional Procedures and the Policy Process Tenth Edition NULL

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CQ Press #ad - Through an array of interesting examples, case studies, and the authors’ personal anecdotes, this definitive work delivers timely explanation and analysis of the nation’s premier lawmaking institution. Congressional procedures and the policy process examines the entire arc of the legislative process—from a bill’s introduction, to its signature into law, to congressional review of the law’s administrative implementation—and the many procedural pitfalls that exist along the way.

Cq press. Do not shy away from the complexity of the topic, yet they ensure that the operations of Congress are clearly explained. Oleszek and new co-authors Mark Oleszek, and Bill Heniff, Elizabeth Rybicki, Jr. Author Walter J.

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Why Parties?: A Second Look Chicago Studies in American Politics

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Surveying critical episodes in the development of american political parties—from their formation in the 1790s to the Civil War—Aldrich shows how they serve to combat three fundamental problems of democracy: how to regulate the number of people seeking public office, how to mobilize voters, and how to achieve and maintain the majorities needed to accomplish goals once in office.

. In the interim, the party system has undergone some radical changes. Aldrich goes beyond the clamor of arguments over whether American political parties are in resurgence or decline and undertakes a wholesale reexamination of the foundations of the American party system. In this landmark book, now rewritten for the new millennium, John H.

Since its first appearance fifteen years ago, Why Parties? has become essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the nature of American political parties. Cq press. Finally, especially the two-party system in the United States, Why Parties? A Second Look offers a fuller consideration of party systems in general, and explains why this system is necessary for effective democracy.

Why Parties?: A Second Look Chicago Studies in American Politics #ad - Aldrich brings this innovative account up to the present by looking at the profound changes in the character of political parties since World War II, including the rise of the Republican Party in the South, and what those changes accomplish, especially in light of ongoing contemporary transformations, such as the Obama Health Care plan.

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America's Uneven Democracy: Race, Turnout, and Representation in City Politics

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Cambridge University Press #ad - Cq press. It demonstrates that low and uneven turnout, a factor at play in most American cities, leads to sub-optimal outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities. The importance of turnout confirms long held suspicions about the under-representation of minorities and raises normative concerns about local democracy.

Low turnout results in losses in mayoral elections, less equitable racial and ethnic representation on city councils, and skewed spending policies. Although there is a widespread belief that uneven voter turnout leads to biased outcomes in American democracy, existing empirical tests have found few effects.

America's Uneven Democracy: Race, Turnout, and Representation in City Politics #ad - By offering a systematic account of how and where turnout matters in local politics, this book challenges much of what we know about turnout in America today. Analysis of local participation indicates that a small change to local election timing - a reform that is cost effective and relatively easy to enact- could dramatically expand local voter turnout.

. Fortunately, this book offers a solution.

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Introduction to Criminology: Why Do They Do It?

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SAGE Publications, Inc #ad - With a focus on why offenders commit crimes, this bestseller skillfully engages students with real-world cases and examples to help students explore the fundamentals of criminology. Cq press. Introduction to criminology, Second Edition, Why Do They Do It?, by Pamela J. To better align with how instructors actually teach this course, coverage of violent and property crimes has been integrated into the theory chapters, so students can clearly understand the application of theory to criminal behavior.

Schram Stephen G. Tibbetts,  offers a contemporary and integrated discussion of the key theories that help us understand crime in the 21st century. Unlike other introductory criminology textbooks, cybercrime, such as feminist criminology, hate crimes, white-collar crime, homeland security, the Second Edition discusses issues of diversity in each chapter and covers many contemporary topics that are not well represented in other texts, and identity theft.

Introduction to Criminology: Why Do They Do It? #ad - Transnational comparisons regarding crime rates and the methods other countries use to deal with crime make this edition the most universal to date and a perfect companion for those wanting to learn about criminology in context.

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Public Policymaking

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Cengage Learning #ad - Cq press. This new eighth edition provides thoughtful updates based on the 2012 election and completely revised case studies. Cengage Learning. To explain the fundamentals of public policy, this best-selling text focuses on the process behind the crafting of legislation. By examining the individual steps-from identifying a problem, to agenda setting, to evaluation, revision, or termination of a policy-students are able to see how different factors influence the creation of policy.

Each chapter features at least one case study that illustrates how general ideas are applied to specific policy issues.

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Parties and Elections in America: The Electoral Process

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - Also new to the eighth edition is coverage of the continuing fallout of the 2008–2009 worldwide economic crisis, the failed Arab Spring, the upsurge of populism and the fragility of democracies, and the Nigerian elections. Cengage Learning. This new edition highlights information from the 2016 presidential election and the first year and a half of the Trump administration, while giving a practical look at elections through topics such as the media’s role in politics and campaign finance.

Written in a sharp and lively manner that will interest and engage students, presidential nominations, including local, state and local elections, this classic text provides comprehensive coverage of all elements of parties and elections in the United States, and national party organizations; American party history and party systems; state and local nominations, state, and presidential elections.

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Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power

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Princeton University Press #ad - The authors examine the forces driving investigative power over time and across chambers, identify how hearings might influence the president's strategic calculations through the erosion of the president’s public approval rating, and uncover the pathways through which investigations have shaped public policy.

Princeton University Press. But these investigations are far more than grandstanding. Cengage Learning. By shining a light on alleged executive wrongdoing, investigations can exert significant pressure on the president and materially affect policy outcomes. Douglas kriner and eric schickler construct the most comprehensive overview of congressional investigative oversight to date, spanning more than a century, analyzing nearly thirteen thousand days of hearings, from 1898 through 2014.

. Although congressional investigations have provided some of the most dramatic moments in American political history, they have often been dismissed as mere political theater. Put simply, by bringing significant political pressure to bear on the president, investigations often afford Congress a blunt, but effective check on presidential power―without the need to worry about veto threats or other hurdles such as Senate filibusters.

Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power #ad - In an era of intense partisan polarization and institutional dysfunction,  Investigating the President delves into the dynamics of congressional investigations and how Congress leverages this tool to counterbalance presidential power. Investigating the president shows that congressional investigations are a powerful tool for members of Congress to counter presidential aggrandizement.

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The Essentials of Political Analysis Fifth Edition

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CQ Press #ad - This accessible introduction to the essential elements of political analysis walks students through the basics―measuring concepts, describing variables, and interpreting graphic displays, controlling for alternative explanations, formulating and testing hypotheses, and nearly 50 practical exercises motivate them to use their new skills with confidence.

Cq press. Cq press. This fifth edition of the essentials of Political Analysis equips students with the skills to conduct political analysis and critically assess statistical research. Bestselling author Philip H. Cengage Learning. Princeton University Press. Pollock iii builds students’ analytic abilities and develops their statistical reasoning with new data, fresh exercises, and engaging examples.

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