The Resource The American Congress

The American Congress

Label
The American Congress
Title
The American Congress
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The American Congress provides the most up-to-date treatment of congressional politics available in an undergraduate text
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
328.73
Index
no index present
LC call number
J15 .S889 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
The American Congress
Publication
Note
Rules of the Game
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Major Features of The American Congress; Organization of the Text; A Special Appendix; Acknowledgments; 1 The American Congress; Low Public Confidence; Plebiscitary Politics; Governing as Campaigning; New Forms of Organized Influence; New Issues; Changing Membership; Regional Shifts; Women and Minorities; Previous Occupations; Changing Party Control; The War on Terrorism and Congressional Power; Centralization within Congress; Tempered Individualism; Budget Constraints; Revitalized Parties; Less Autonomous Committees
  • Setting Personal PrioritiesMembers' Goals; Reelection; Good Public Policy; Political Influence; Serving Constituents; Higher Office; Legislating; Multiple Goals; Members' Resources; Personal Office and Staff Allowances; Travel and Recesses; Congressional Mail; Other Resources: Party Organizations and Support Agencies; Influences on Members; Constituencies; Interest Groups and Lobbyists; Party Leaders; The President; Staff; Choosing Strategies; Roll-Call Voting on the Floor; Coalition Leadership; Conclusion; 5 Parties and Leaders; The Nature of Congressional Parties; Common Electoral Interests
  • Shared Policy PreferencesParty Identification; Most Common Coalitions; Stable But Loose Coalitions; Party Organizations; Party Leaders; Major Responsibilities of Party Leaders; Selection of Leaders; House Party Leaders; The Speaker of the House; House Floor Leaders; House Whips and Whip Organizations; Senate Party Leaders; Senate Floor Leaders; Senate Whips and Whip Organizations; Party Leaders' Resources; Party Strength; Formal Rules; Tangible Rewards; Information; Access to the Media; Leadership Staffs; An Era of Reinvigorated Parties; The Issues; Members' Demands; Policy Alignments
  • State Law: Redistricting and PrimariesHouse and Senate Rules: Office Accounts, Staff, and the Frank; The Candidates; Explaining the Incumbency Advantage; The Decline of Party Identification; Expanded Perquisites of Office; Expanded Constituency Service; Redistricting; Biased Campaign Funding; Contact with Voters; National Patterns in Congressional Elections; Presidential Election Years and the Coattail Effect; Midterm Elections; Congressional Elections and Policy Alignments; Ideological Outlook; The Divided-Government Debate; Conclusion; 4 Members, Goals, Resources, and Strategies
  • The Acquired Procedural Tendencies Taken to New ExtremesThe Changing Congress; 2 Representation and Lawmaking in Congress; Representation and Lawmaking; Representation; Lawmaking; The Predecessors of Congress; The Constitution's Rules of the Game; Legislative Procedures; Constraints on Congressional Power; Congressional Development; Parties; Committees; Conclusion; 3 Congressional Elections and Policy Alignments; The Rules Governing Congressional Elections; The Constitution: Eligibility, Voting Rights, and Chamber Size; Federal Law: Apportionment and Campaign Finance
Control code
ocn769341721
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
7th ed
Extent
1 online resource (476 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139118156
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33800327
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)769341721
  • pebcl1139118153

Library Locations

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