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John Hibbing, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, David W. Brady, Sean M. Theriault, James A. Stimson, Richard A. Fenno, Jr., Robert Weissberg, Gary W. Cox, Jonathan N. Katz, Gary C. Jacobson, David R. Mayhew, Frances E. Lee, David W. Rohde, Tracy Sulkin, Joseph Cooper, Mathew D. McCubbins, Mark S. Hurwitz, Roger J. Moiles, Forrest Maltzman, Steven S. Smith, Jeffrey C. Talbert, Bryan D. Jones, Frank R. Baumgartner, Sarah A. Binder, Jason M. Roberts, Diana Evans, John W. Kingdon, Keith Krebhiel, Charles Cameron, Louis Fisher, Jeffrey Rosen, Albert D. Cover, Jeffrey A. Segal, Glen S. Krutz, Richard Fleisher, Jon R. Bond, Richard L. Hall, Frank W. Wayman, John Wright, John Solomon, Jeffrey H. Birnbaum, Kenneth A. Shepsle, Barry R. Weingast, Gerald S. Strom, Ryan J. Vander Wielen
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  • Date Published: January 2009
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  • The American Congress Reader provides a supplement to the popular and newly updated American Congress undergraduate textbook. By the same authors who drew upon Capitol Hill experience and nationally recognized scholarship to present a crisp introduction and analysis of Congress’s inner mechanics, the Reader compiles the best relevant scholarship on party and committee systems, leadership, voting, and floor activity to broaden and illuminate the key features of the text.

    • Companion to the newly updated American Congress, 5th edition undergraduate text
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    • Date Published: January 2009
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511460814
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The American Congress: Modern Trends:
    1. What is wrong with the American political system? John Hibbing and Elizabeth Theiss-Morse
    2. A reassessment of who's to blame David W. Brady and Sean M. Theriault
    3. Between the campaigns James A. Stimson
    Part II. Representation and Lawmaking in Congress: The Constitutional and Historical Context:
    4. US Constitution, Articles I, II, III, and Amendments
    5. The Federalist, Nos. 10 and 51
    6. US House members in their constituencies Richard A. Fenno, Jr.
    7. Collective vs dyadic representation in Congress Robert Weissberg
    Part III. Congressional Elections and Policy Alignments:
    8. Elbridge Gerry's Salamander excerpt Gary W. Cox and Jonathan N. Katz
    9. Strategic politicians and the dynamics of US House elections, 1946–86 Gary C. Jacobson
    10. Congress: the electoral connection David R. Mayhew
    Part IV. Members, Goals, Resources, and Strategies:
    11. Senate representation and coalition building in distributive politics Frances E. Lee
    12. Risk-bearing and progressive ambition David W. Rohde
    13. Issue Politics in Congress excerpts Tracy Sulkin
    Part V. Parties and Leaders:
    14. Institutional context and leadership style Joseph Cooper and David W. Brady
    15. Setting the agenda Gary W. Cox and Mathew D. McCubbins
    16. Party influences in Congress Steven S. Smith
    Part VI. The Standing Committees:
    17. Distributive and partisan issues in agriculture policy in the 104th House Mark S. Hurwitz, Roger J. Moiles and David W. Rohde
    18. Principals, goals, dimensionality, and Congressional committees Forrest Maltzman and Steven S. Smith
    19. Nonlegislative hearings and policy change in Congress Jeffrey C. Talbert, Bryan D. Jones and Frank R. Baumgartner
    Part VII. The Rules of the Legislative Game:
    20. Sample of a special rule
    21. Sample of a unanimous consent agreement
    22. On the effects of legislative rules Gary W. Cox
    23. The partisan basis of procedural choice Sarah A. Binder
    24. The evolution of agenda-setting institutions in congress Jason M. Roberts and Steven S. Smith
    Part VIII. The Floor and Voting:
    25. Greasing the Wheels excerpt Diana Evans
    26. Models of legislative voting John W. Kingdon
    27. Pivotal Politics excerpt Keith Krebhiel
    Part IX. Congress and the President:
    28. Presidential veto messages
    29. Presidential signing statement
    30. Veto bargaining Charles Cameron
    31. The dynamics of legislative gridlock, 1947–96 Sarah A. Binder
    32. The Politics of Shared Power excerpt Louis Fisher
    33. Conscience of a conservative Jeffrey Rosen
    Part X. Congress and the Courts:
    34. Senate voting on Supreme Court nominees Charles M. Cameron, Albert D. Cover and Jeffrey A. Segal
    35. From Abe Fortas to Zoe Baird Glen S. Krutz, Richard Fleisher and Jon R. Bond
    Part XI. Congress, Lobbyists, and Interest Groups:
    36. Buying time Richard L. Hall and Frank W. Wayman
    37. Legislative Lobbying excerpt John Wright
    Part XII. Congress and Budget Politics:
    38. Appropriations in the republican era Diana Evans
    39. Pet projects veil is only partly lifted John Solomon and Jeffrey H. Birnbaum
    Part XIII. Further Readings on Congressional Politics:
    40. Introduction to the spatial theory of legislating Steven S. Smith, Jason M. Roberts and Ryan J. Vander Wielen
    41. The institutional foundations of committee power Kenneth A. Shepsle and Barry R. Weingast
    42. The return to equilibrium Gerald S. Strom.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • American Legislative Process
    • Congress and Presidency
    • Congress in American Politics
    • Legislative Behavior
    • Legislative and Executive Processes
    • Modern Congress
    • The U. S. Congress and Law Making
    • The United States Congress
  • Authors

    Steven S. Smith, Washington University, St Louis
    Steven S. Smith is Kate M. Gregg Professor of Social Sciences and Director of the Weidenbaum Center at Washington University in St Louis. He has authored or co-authored seven books and many articles on congressional politics, including Call to Order: Floor Politics in the House and Senate, Party Influence in Congress, and Politics or Principle: Filibustering in the US Senate, and has coauthored several articles and a book on Russian parliamentary politics. He is a former Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and has taught at the University of Minnesota, Northwestern University, and George Washington University.

    Jason M. Roberts, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Jason M. Roberts is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include American politics, the US Congress, elections, and Supreme Court nominations. He has published articles in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and Congress and the Presidency.

    Ryan J. Vander Wielen, Temple University, Philadelphia
    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.

    Contributors

    John Hibbing, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, David W. Brady, Sean M. Theriault, James A. Stimson, Richard A. Fenno, Jr., Robert Weissberg, Gary W. Cox, Jonathan N. Katz, Gary C. Jacobson, David R. Mayhew, Frances E. Lee, David W. Rohde, Tracy Sulkin, Joseph Cooper, Mathew D. McCubbins, Mark S. Hurwitz, Roger J. Moiles, Forrest Maltzman, Steven S. Smith, Jeffrey C. Talbert, Bryan D. Jones, Frank R. Baumgartner, Sarah A. Binder, Jason M. Roberts, Diana Evans, John W. Kingdon, Keith Krebhiel, Charles Cameron, Louis Fisher, Jeffrey Rosen, Albert D. Cover, Jeffrey A. Segal, Glen S. Krutz, Richard Fleisher, Jon R. Bond, Richard L. Hall, Frank W. Wayman, John Wright, John Solomon, Jeffrey H. Birnbaum, Kenneth A. Shepsle, Barry R. Weingast, Gerald S. Strom, Ryan J. Vander Wielen

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