Contemporary Congress

ISBN-10: 0495004243
ISBN-13: 9780495004240
Edition: 5th 2006 (Revised)
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List price: $95.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/26/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

The only text published with each new Congress, THE CONTEMPORARY CONGRESS is a concise, yet comprehensive and analytical 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 committee dynamics and the legislative process on the House and Senate floor to the relationship between Congress and the Presidency under unified and divided party government, THE CONTEMPORARY CONGRESS offers students a succinct and comprehensive view into the rules, politics, and party strategy that determine the policy decisions made every day in the U.S. Congress , which is especially important in the contemporary era of strong Republican Party government.

Wendy Schiller (Ph.D., University of Rochester) is Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Brown University (Twitter acct @profwschiller). She did her undergraduate work in political science at the University of Chicago, served on the staffs of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Governor Mario Cuomo, and completed Fellowships at the Brookings Institution and Princeton University. At Brown, she teaches popular courses titled The American Presidency, Introduction to the American Political Process, and Congress and Public Policy. Among books she has authored or co-authored are THE CONTEMPORARY CONGRESS (Thomson-Wadsworth) and PARTNERS AND RIVALS: REPRESENTATION IN U.S. SENATE DELEGATIONS (Princeton University Press). She has also published in academic journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Studies in American Political Development, and the Journal of Politics. Her most recent book is ELECTING THE SENATE: INDIRECT DEMOCRACY BEFORE THE 17TH AMENDMENT. She is a frequent contributor to major national news outlets and is the political analyst for WJAR10, the local NBC affiliate in Providence, Rhode Island.

Preface
About the Author
Drama of Representation
Evolution of Congressional Decentralization and Recentralization
The Changing Environment of Congressional Politics
Congressional Elections: Roots of the Centrifugal Congress
The Legislative Process and the Rules of the Game
Parties and Leadership Capturing the Congress
Congressional Committees
The Individual Enterprise
Presidential-Congressional Relations
The Competitive Congress
Index

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