Contemporary Congress

ISBN-10: 1442249684

ISBN-13: 9781442249684

Edition: 6th 2016 (Revised)

Authors: Burdett A. Loomis, Wendy J. Schiller, Brown University Staff, University of Kansas Staff

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The Contemporary Congress offers a clear and concise introduction to legislative processes. Perfect as a brief core or supplementary text for undergraduate courses, the Sixth Edition constructs a comprehensive portrait of the U.S. Congress, from defining congressional structures and procedures to outlining the process of elections and analyzing presidential-congressional relations. With updated coverage of the most recent elections, Loomis and Schiller remain committed to providing a text that integrates academic studies both modern and classic with the actual politics of Capitol Hill. Through the use of engaging examples in every chapter, The Contemporary Congress provides the most succinct and readable analysis of the politics behind the policy decisions made every day on the House and Senate floors."
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

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.

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