Congress and its Members is the gold standard for the Congress course. The fourteenth edition accounts for the 2012 elections and includes discussion of the agenda of the new Congress, White House–Capitol Hill relations, judicial appointments, party and committee leadership changes, public attitudes about Congress, and partisan polarization, rules, as well as covering changes to budgeting, campaign finance, reapportionment, lobbying, and procedures.
The Dysfunctional Congress?: The Individual Roots Of An Institutional Dilemma Dilemmas in American Politics XWestview Press #ad - Most of the reforms suggested by well-intentioned outsiders—term limits, cutting Congressional staff, a balanced budget amendment, eliminating Congressional perks—skirt these two central issues. Congress is in trouble. Used book in Good Condition. The public doubts its capacity to solve our nation's problems and the current majority party is attempting to shift the balance of institutional power away from Congress and toward the President.
In the dysfunctional congress?, david canon and kenneth mayer maintain that congress's difficulties are the result of two fundamental flaws in the system: a misunderstanding of Congress's institutional role within our governmental process, and an ongoing conflict within Congress between actions that are individually rational for members of Congress, but are not in the collective interest of society more broadly.
The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track Institutions of American DemocracyOxford University Press #ad - They highlight the dramatic shift in Congress from a highly decentralized, committee-based institution into a much more regimented one in which party increasingly trumps committee. Used book in Good Condition. The byproduct of that long and grueling but ultimately successful Republican campaign, the authors reveal, was a weakened institution bitterly divided between the parties.
From tax cuts to the war against saddam hussein to a Medicare prescription drug benefit, the Legislative process has been bent to serve immediate presidential interests and have often resulted in poorly crafted and stealthily passed laws. Mann and ornstein, bring to light the historical roots of congress's current maladies, two of the nation's most renowned and judicious scholars of government and politics, examining 40 years of uninterrupted Democratic control of the House and the stunning midterm election victory of 1994 that propelled Republicans into the majority in both House and Senate.
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The resultant changes in the policy process--the demise of regular order, the decline of deliberation, and the weakening of our system of checks and balances--have all compromised the role of Congress in the American Constitutional system.
The Politics of Congressional Elections: Pearson Classics in Political SciencePearson #ad - This seminal work continues to offer a systematic account of what goes on in congressional elections and demonstrates how electoral politics reflect and shape other components of the political system, with profound consequences for representative government. It now includes coverage and analysis of the 2008 and 2010 elections and continues to make connections to broader themes and fundamental questions about representation and responsibility.
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Congress: The Electoral ConnectionYale University Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Douglas arnold discusses why the book revolutionized the study of Congress and how it has stood the test of time. The book also contains a new preface by the author. In this second edition to a book that has now achieved canonical status, David R. Yale University Press. Mayhew argues that the principal motivation of legislators is reelection and that the pursuit of this goal affects the way they behave and the way that they make public policy.
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Before 1946 the congressional role in public administration had been limited to authorization, funding, and review of federal administrative operations, which had grown rapidly as a result of the New Deal and the Second World War. Reluctant to delegate legislative authority to federal agencies, Congress decided to treat the agencies as extensions of itself and established a framework for comprehensive regulation of the agencies' procedures.
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Mission Creep: The Militarization of US Foreign Policy?Georgetown University Press #ad - Yale University Press. Used book in Good Condition. Georgetown University Press. Used book in Good Condition. After the cold war, the united states has drawn upon the enormous resources of DOD in adjusting to the new global environment and challenges arising from terrorism, ethnic conflicts, Islamic radicalism, insurgencies, and accelerating after September 11, and failed states.
Contributors investigate and provide different perspectives on the extent to which military leaders and DOD have increased their influence and involvement in areas such as foreign aid, diplomacy, development, policy debates, and covert operations. The book concludes that there has been a militarization of US foreign policy while it explores the institutional and political causes and their implications.
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Mission creep's assessment and policy recommendations about how to rebalance the role of civilian agencies in foreign policy decision making and implementation will interest scholars and students of US foreign policy, and security studies, defense policy, as well as policy practitioners interested in the limits and extents of militarization.
Used book in Good Condition. Mission creep: the militarization of us foreign policy? examines the question of whether the US Department of Defense DOD has assumed too large a role in influencing and implementing US foreign policy.
The National Security Enterprise: Navigating the LabyrinthGeorgetown University Press #ad - It covers changes instituted since the first edition was published in 2011, implications of the government campaign to prosecute leaks, and lessons learned from more than a decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Used book in Good Condition. This second edition of the national security Enterprise provides practitioners' insights into the operation, missions, and organizational cultures of the principal national security agencies and other institutions that shape the US national security decision-making process.
Yale University Press. This up-to-date book will appeal to students of US national security and foreign policy as well as career policymakers. Unlike some textbooks on american foreign policy, the State and Defense Departments, the intelligence community, it offers analysis from insiders who have worked at the National Security Council, and the other critical government entities.
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American Public Service: Constitutional and Ethical FoundationsJones & Bartlett Learning #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Georgetown University Press. Questions of ethics in public administration are increasingly in the news, where commentators seem too often detached from the sources of those ethics and their application to current political conflicts. Used book in Good Condition. Yale University Press.
Through case studies, and an easy-to-read discussion format, hypothetical examples, the authors explore what these values mean for specific duties of government managers and for the resolution of many contemporary issues confronting public sector officials. Key features:• describes the philosophical underpinnings of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights • Identifies the values that anchor and define what government and public administrators should do.
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Used book in Good Condition. American public service: constitutional and Ethical Foundations examines public administration ethics as contextualized by constitutional, legal, and political values within the United States. Used book in Good Condition.
Freshman Orientation: House Style and Home StyleCQ Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Sidlow uses an appealing first-hand reportorial and narrative style to describe events, while effortlessly incorporating data and information on specific topics from the current literature so that students can see how Schwarz's experience compares with others. Enjoy orientation!In this brief, engaging case study, Edward I.
. Used book in Good Condition. Yale University Press. Used book in Good Condition. Following the triumphs and trials of candidate and then freshman congressman joe schwarz, becomes involved in various policy areas, a moderate Republican from Michigan's 7th district, develops a "style" that allows him to communicate effectively with other members while staying in touch with constituents at home, gets familiar with the political environment, jockeys for choice committee assignments, Sidlow gives students an inside look at Schwarz as he sets up shop on the Hill, and a host of other issues that are central to legislative life.
Freshman Orientation: House Style and Home Style #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Sidlow tells the story of what it takes to make the challenging transition from candidate to newly minted member of Congress. Upon their arrival in Washington D. C. Every member of the "freshman class" received a tote bag sporting a picture of the capitol building that contained a three-hundred-plus page document called the 2004 House Manual: New Member Orientation, 109th Congress.
Schwarz goes to Washington.