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American Congress

American Congress - 4th edition

American Congress - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780511131318

ISBN10: 0511131313

American Congress by Steven S. Smith, Jason M. Roberts and Ryan J. Vander Wielen - ISBN 9780511131318
Edition: 4TH 06
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2005
International: No
American Congress by Steven S. Smith, Jason M. Roberts and Ryan J. Vander Wielen - ISBN 9780511131318

ISBN13: 9780511131318

ISBN10: 0511131313

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Summary

The American Congress provides the most insightful, up-to-date treatment of congressional politics available in an undergraduate text. Informed by the authors' Capitol Hill experience and nationally-recognized scholarship, The American Congress presents a crisp introduction to all major features of Congress: its party and committee systems, leadership, and voting and floor activity. The American Congress has the most in-depth discussions of the place of the president, the courts, and interest groups in congressional policy made available in a text. The text blends an emphasis on recent developments in congressional politics with a clear discussion of the rules of the game, the history of key features of Congress, and stories from recent Congresses that bring politics to life. No other text weaves into the discussion of the important ideas of recent political science research. The book includes the most comprehensive list of suggested readings and Internet resources on Congress.

  • Emphasis on the changing features of congressional politics, both in recent Congresses and historically
  • Emphasis on the important ideas of recent political science research
  • Effective stories from recent Congresses that illustrate key principles