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Contemporary Congress

Contemporary Congress - 4th edition

Contemporary Congress - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780534173302

ISBN10: 0534173306

Contemporary Congress by Burdett A. Loomis and Wendy J. Schiller - ISBN 9780534173302
Edition: 4TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published:
International: No
Contemporary Congress by Burdett A. Loomis and Wendy J. Schiller - ISBN 9780534173302

ISBN13: 9780534173302

ISBN10: 0534173306

Edition: 4TH 04

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Summary

The only text published with each new Congress, THE CONTEMPORARY CONGRESS is a concise text that can be used as a supplement but covers all the foundations of a course on Congress. From the underlying theory of representative democracy and the process of elections to the legislative process, the relationship between Congress and the Presidency, and the rules that govern how Congress does its work, THE CONTEMPORARY CONGRESS offers students a brief but comprehensive view into how and why Congress functions. The book focuses on the struggle between the centralizing and decentralizing forces in the legislative branch.The only text for the course published with each new Congress, THE CONTEMPORARY CONGRESS is a concise text that can be used as a supplement but covers all the foundations of a course on Congress. From the underlying theory of representative democracy and the process of elections to the legislative process, the relationship between Congress and the Presidency, and the rules that govern how Congress does its work, THE CONTEMPORARY CONGRESS offers students a brief but comprehensive view into how and why Congress functions. The book focuses on the struggle between the centralizing and decentralizing forces in the legislative branch.

Benefits:

  • Concise and informative chapters on each of the basic elements of Congress.
  • Comprehensive discussion of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.
  • Up-to-date information on campaign spending, and committee organization through the 108th Congress.
  • NEW!-Includes an enhanced discussion of the Senate in comparison to the House in every chapter.
  • NEW!-Tracks the changes in the House and Senate from the late 1990s through 2003, especially the swift changes in party leadership, and the increased power of the Presidency vis--is the Congress.
  • NEW!-Consolidation of party power in both the House and Senate in the last decade is well documented in this volume, in every facet of congressional life from committees, to floor voting, to reelection campaigns.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface.
About the Author.

1. Drama of Representation.
2. Congressional Decentralization in Design and Evolution.
3. The Changing Environment of Congressional Politics.
4. Congressional Elections: Roots of the Centrifugal Congress.
5. The Legislative Process and the Rules of the Game.
6. Parties and Leadership Capturing the Congress.
7. Congressional Committees.
8. The Individual Enterprise.
9. Presidential-Congressional Relations.
10. The Competitive Congress.

Index.