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American Congress

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ISBN-10: 0521749069

ISBN-13: 9780521749060

Edition: 6th 2009

Authors: Steven S. Smith, Jason M. Roberts, Ryan J. Vander Wielen

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List price: $66.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/22/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Ryan J. Vander Wielen is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Temple University. He was previously a Fellow in the Political Institutions and Public Choice program at Michigan State University and at the Weidenbaum Center at Washington University in St. Louis. He has recently been published in Political Analysis and Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review.

The American Congress: modern trends
Representation and lawmaking in Congress: the constitutional and historical context
Congressional elections and policy alignments
Members, goals, resources, and strategies
Parties and leaders
The standing committees
The rules of the legislative game
The floor and voting
Congress and the president
Congress and the courts
Congress, lobbyists, and interest groups
Congress and budget politics
Appendix: introduction to the spatial theory of legislating
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