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9781568024875

Congress Reconsidered

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  • ISBN13:

    9781568024875

  • ISBN10:

    1568024878

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-12-01
  • Publisher: Cq Pr

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Summary

The seventh edition maintains the classic format that has made Congress Reconsidered such an effective text for classroom use as well as an effective research tool. The seventeen essays -- thirteen of which are new -- stand out as providing the broadest and most up-to-date discussion of the contemporary Congress that is available in any single volume.

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Boxes
Contributors
Preface
The U.S. Senate: Toward the Twenty-First Centuryp. 1
Revolution in the House: Testing the Limits of Party Governmentp. 29
What the Public Dislikes About Congressp. 61
Women and Blacks in Congress: 1870-1996p. 81
Money and Motives: Spending in House Electionsp. 100
Voters, Candidates, and Issues in Congressional Electionsp. 132
Party Control of Committees in the Republican Congressp. 163
Congressional Tsunami? The Politics of Committee Reformp. 193
Institutional Change and Behavioral Choice in House Committeesp. 212
Party Leaders and the New Legislative Processp. 229
Partisanship, Bipartisanship, and Crosspartisanship in Congress Since the New Dealp. 246
Congressional Caucuses in the 104th Congressp. 274
Assessing Congress's Role in the Making of Foreign Policyp. 293
Centralization, Devolution, and Turf Protection in the Congressional Budget Processp. 325
The Contract with America: Origins and Assessmentsp. 347
Abdicating Congressional Power: The Paradox of Republican Controlp. 371
Congress and the Emerging Order: Conditional Party Government or Constructive Partisanship?p. 390
Suggested Readingsp. 415
Indexp. 429
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