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American Legislative Process : Congress and the States

American Legislative Process : Congress and the States - 10th edition

ISBN13: 978-0130877031

Cover of American Legislative Process : Congress and the States 10TH 01 (ISBN 978-0130877031)
ISBN13: 978-0130877031
ISBN10: 0130877034
Edition: 10TH 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2001
International: No

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American Legislative Process : Congress and the States - 10TH 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130877031

William J. Keefe and Morris S. Ogul

ISBN13: 978-0130877031
ISBN10: 0130877034
Edition: 10TH 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This book describes and analyzes the American legislative process using a wide variety of perspectives and sources to encompass legal, behavioral, normative, and historical dimensions. Its current content reflects evolving legislatures and the latest literature on the legislative process. Chapter topics include financing congressional elections, pork barrel politics in Congress, initiative and referendum, term limits, impeachment, redistricting and the courts, recruitment of legislative candidates, PACs, committee politics, committee floor relations, rules, legislative strategy, party caucuses, party voting, independent counsels, presidential leadership in Congress, congressional accountability, reapportionment, incumbency, congressional norms, house speakership, seniority, majority-minority districts, interest group influence, party impact on policy making, legislative-judicial relations, and legislative ethics. For anyone interested in the United States Congress, the legislative process, and American political institutions.

Table of Contents

I. LEGISLATURES AND LEGISLATORS IN THE POLITICAL SYSTEM.

1. The Legislative Task.
2. Legislative Structures and Powers.
3. Representation and Apportionment.
4. Legislators and the Electoral Process.
5. The Legislators.

II. THE LEGISLATIVE STRUCTURE FOR DECISION MAKING.

6. The Committee System.
7. Committees at Work.
8. Debate and Decision Making on the Floor.

III. LEGISLATURES, PARTIES, AND INTERESTS.

9. Political Parties and the Legislative Process.
10. Interest Groups and the Legislative Process.

IV. INTERACTION WITH THE EXECUTIVE AND THE COURTS.

11. The Chief Executive as Legislator.
12. Legislative Oversight of Bureaucracy.
13. Legislative-Judicial Relations.

V. CONCLUSION.

14. The Legislative Process: Problems and Perspectives.


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