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American Congress - 4th edition

by Steven S. Smith, Jason M. Roberts and Ryan J. Vander Wielen

American Congress (ISBN10: 0521673011; ISBN13: 9780521673013)
ISBN13: 978-0521673013
ISBN10: 0521673011

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0521856768
ISBN10: 0521856760

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 ...show more, 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
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Edition/Copyright: 4TH 06
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year Published: 2006
International: No

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