9780521749060

The American Congress

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521749060

  • ISBN10:

    0521749069

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-22
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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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, this book 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 discussion of the place of the president, the courts, and interest groups in congressional policy making available in a text. The authors blend 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 the important ideas of recent political science research. The book includes a comprehensive list of suggested readings and Internet resources on Congress.

Author Biography

Steven S. Smith is Kate M. Gregg Professor of Social Sciences and Director of the Weidenbaum Center at Washington University in St. Louis. Jason M. Roberts is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ryan J. Vander Wielen is Assistant Professor in Political Science at Temple University.

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