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The American Congress reader

Author: Steven S Smith; Jason M Roberts; Ryan J Vander Wielen
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, ©2009.
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This 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/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven S Smith; Jason M Roberts; Ryan J Vander Wielen
ISBN: 9780521720199 0521720192
OCLC Number: 244767219
Description: viii, 468 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The American Congress: modern trends. What is wrong with the American political system? / John Hibbing and Elizabeth Theiss-Morse --
A reassessment of who's to blame: a positive case for the public evaluation of Congress / David W. Brady and Sean M. Theriault --
Between the campaigns: public approval and disapproval of government / James A. Stimson --
Representation and lawmaking in Congress: the constitutional and historical context. U.S. Constitution, Articles I, II, III, and amendments --
The Federalist, nos. 10 and 51 / James Madison --
U.S. House members in the constituencies: an exploration / Richard F. Fenno, Jr. --
Collective vs. dyadic representation in Congress / Robert Weissberg --
Congressional elections and policy alignments. Elbridge Gerry's Salamander: the electoral consequences of the reapportionment revolution (excerpts) / Gary W. Cox and Jonathan N. Katz --
Strategic politicians and the dynamics of U.S. House elections, 1946-1986 / Gary C. Jacobson --
Congress: the electoral connection / David R. Mayhew --
Members, goals, resources, and strategies. Senate representation and coalition building in distributive politics / Frances E. Lee --
Risk-bearing and progressive ambition: the case of members of the United States House of Representatives / David W. Rohde --
Issue politics in Congress (excerpts) / Tracy Sulkin --
Parties and leaders. Institutional context and leadership style: the House from Cannon to Rayburn / Joseph Cooper and David W. Brady --
Setting the agenda / Gary W. Cox and Mathew D. McCubbins --
Party influence in Congress / Steven S. Smith --
The standing committees. Distributive and partisan issues in agriculture policy in the 104th House / Mark s. Hurwitz, Roger J. Moiles, and David W. Rohde --
Principals, goals, dimensionality, and Congressional committees / Forrest Maltzman and Steven S. Smith --
Nonlegislative hearings and policy change in Congress / Jeffrey C. Talbert, Bryan D. Jones, and Frank R. Baumgartner --
The rules of the legislative game. Sample of a special rule --
Sample of a unanimous consent agreement --
On the effects of legislative rules / Gary W. Cox --
The partisan basis of procedural choice: allocating Parliamentary rights in the House, 1789-1990 / Sarah A. Binder --
The evolution of agenda-setting institutions in Congress: path dependency in House and Senate institutional development / Jason M. Roberts and Steven S. Smith --
The floor and voting. Greasing the wheels: using pork barrel projects to build majority coalitions in Congress (excerpt) / Diana Evans --
Models of legislative voting / John W. Kingdon --
Pivotal politics: a theory of U.S. lawmaking / Keith Krehbiel --
Congress and the President. Presidential veto messages --
Presidential signing statement --
Veto bargaining: presidents and the politics of negative power / Charles Cameron --
The dynamics of legislative gridlock, 1947-1996 / Sarah A. Binder --
The politics of shared power: Congress and the executive (excerpt) / Louis Fisher --
Conscience of a conservative / Jeffrey Rosen --
Congress and the courts. Senate voting on Supreme Court nominees: a neoinstitutional model / Charles M. Cameron, Albert D. Cover, and Jeffrey A. Segal --
From Abe Fortas to Zoë Baird: why some Presidential nominations fail in the Senate / Glen S. Krutz, Richard Fleisher, and Jon R. Bond --
Congress, lobbyists, and interest groups. Buying time: moneyed interests and the mobilization of bias in Congressional committees / Richard L. Hall and Frank W. Wayman --
"Legislative lobbying" (excerpt) / John Wright --
Congress and budget politics. Appropriations in the Republican era / Diana Evans --
Pet projects' veil is only partly lifted: lawmakers find other paths to special-interest funding / John Solomon and Jeffrey H. Birnbaum --
Further readings on Congressional politics. Introduction to the spatial theory of legislating / Steven S. Smith, Jason M. Roberts, and Ryan J. Vander Wielen --
The institutional foundations of committee power / Kenneth A. Shepsle and Barry R. Weingast --
The return to equilibrium: controlling legislative agendas / Gerald S. Strom.
Responsibility: edited by Steven S. Smith, Jason M. Roberts, Ryan J. Vander Wielen.
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