CQ Almanac Plus 2006

109TH Congress, 2nd Session

Author: Jan Austin

Publisher: CQ-Roll Call Group Books

ISBN: 9780872895768

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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A comprehensive analysis of congressional action in 2006

CQ Almanac Plus 2003

108th Congress 1st

Author: Jan Austin

Publisher: CQ-Roll Call Group Books

ISBN: 9781568026398

Category: Law

Page: 1000

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New and Improved with original articles and reports - CQ Almanac Plus is a one-of-a kind source for an in-depth look and explanation of the first session of the 108th Congress. CQ Almanac Plus provides a detailed look at each major bill considered in 2002 - whether or not it became law. Plus, useful data-filled appendixes include: Key Votes, Vote Studies, Roll Call Votes, Public Laws, A look at Congress and Its Members, Texts, Election Results.

CQ Almanac 2008

110th Congress 2nd Session

Author: Jan Austin

Publisher: Congress at Your Fingertips

ISBN: 9780982353707

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Parties, Polarization and Democracy in the United States

Author: Donald C. Baumer,Howard J. Gold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317254783

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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As evidenced in the 2008 elections and the transition to a new era of Democratic governance, one of the most important developments in American politics in recent years has been the resurgence of political parties. Democrats and Republicans represent different world views and policies, citizens recognise these differences, and many of them use party labels to make sense of the political world. Parties, Polarisation and Democracy in the United States describes and analyses the place of political parties in American politics today - both among elites and citizens at large. Many scholars and pundits denounce political polarisation; they view it as a symptom of a broken political system that provides unappealing choices for voters and that is frequently mired in deadlock. Baumer and Gold make a different argument - that party polarisation offers the kind of choice and accountability to voters that was not always present in earlier periods of American political history.

Bush on the Home Front

Domestic Policy Triumphs and Setbacks

Author: John D. Graham

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253004130

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 459

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Military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq consumed so much attention during his presidency that few people appreciated that George W. Bush was also an activist on the home front. Despite limited public support, and while confronting a deeply divided Congress, Bush engineered and implemented reforms of public policy on a wide range of issues: taxes, education, health care, energy, environment, and regulatory reform. In Bush on the Home Front, former Bush White House official and academic John D. Graham analyzes Bush’s successes in these areas and setbacks in other areas such as Social Security and immigration reform. Graham provides valuable insights into how future presidents can shape U.S. domestic policy while facing continuing partisan polarization.

Crossing the Aisle

Party Switching by US Legislators in the Postwar Era

Author: Antoine Yoshinaka

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316473082

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Switching parties is arguably the most important decision a politician will ever make. This book is the first-ever systematic study of the causes and consequences of legislative party switching in the United States. The author argues that re-election alone does not explain party switching. He proposes an ambition-based theory that accounts for multiple goals (including higher office aspirations and the desire for influence in the legislature) with a focus on the electoral costs and the institutional benefits of the decision. The book combines the statistical analysis of electoral data and legislative careers in the US Congress and state legislatures with elite interviews of party switchers, non-switchers, and a party leader. The case study of a party switcher's decision in 'real time' documents the complexity of the decision in a politician's own words prior to and following the switch. The book raises important questions regarding the meaning of a party label.

Politics and Public Policy

Strategic Actors and Policy Domains

Author: Donald C. Baumer,Carl E. Van Horn

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483322319

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Getting beyond the traditional policy cycle discussed in most textbooks, the fully updated fourth edition of Politics and Public Policy offers a more comprehensive and realistic view of policymaking in the United States—one that looks beyond the jockeying between presidents and members of Congress, and explores the influence of corporate leaders, interest groups, bureaucrats, judges, and journalists. The book explores six distinct, yet connected, policy domains: Boardroom Politics (decisions by business leaders and professionals); Bureaucratic Politics (rule-making and adjudication by administrators); Cloakroom Politics (lawmaking by legislators); Chief Executive Politics (decision making by presidents, governors, mayors, and their advisers); Courtroom Politics (rulings by judges); and Living Room Politics (opinions expressed through the mass media, grassroots movements, political activists, and voters). The authors’ unique framework prepares students to evaluate the strategies of various political actors within each domain.

The U.S. Senate

From Deliberation to Dysfunction

Author: Burdett Loomis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1483305244

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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With an avalanche of scholarship on the House, it can be tough to balance out coverage in a typical Congress course with appropriate readings on the "slow institution." Offering top-notch research geared to an undergraduate audience, Loomis' new edited volume represents a broad picture of the contemporary Senate and how it came to be. While addressing issues of delay, obstruction, and polarization in a variety of ways, the scholars in this collection are not proposing a reform agenda, but instead, explore the historical and political contexts for how difficult it can be to change a non-majoritarian, highly individualistic institution. Students will come away from these chapters with a much greater appreciation of the Senate's unique combination of tradition, precedent, and constitutional mandate.

American Reference Books Annual

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference books

Page: N.A

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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

CQ Almanac

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781568026404

Category: United States

Page: 700

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CQ Almanac Plus gives you an in-depth look at the major bills of the second session of the 108th Congress, including the landmark overhaul of the nation's intelligence community and the failed attempt to update the nation's main highway law. The book also details the year's two big tax bills - for businesses and for middle-class families, along with the 13 appropriations bills, of which were enacted by the end of the session for the first time in three years. This year's edition also has a special section on the 2001 elections, with summaries of the presidential and congressional races and complete, official returns for every congressional district in the country. Each of the more than 80 legistative histories contains a detailed adescription of the bill, a behind-the-scene look at how it was shaped and its status at the end of 2004. CQ Almanac Plus also gives you the following: Key Votes Vote Studies All roll-call votes Public Laws

100 Ready-to-use Pathfinders for the Web

A Guidebook and CD-ROM

Author: A. Paula Wilson

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: 9781555704902

Category: Computers

Page: 247

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While library users, students, and researchers find pathfinders a valuable and time-saving resource, creating them is labour-intensive. Paula Wilson, Tech Talk columnist for Public Libraries, has designed this manual to help readers easily and effectively create customized products for your library.

Public Library Catalog

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210397

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1434

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Highly recommended reference works in all subject areas and non-fiction books for adults, plus information on electronic editions when available. More than 8,000 books in the main volume. More than 2,400 new titles in annual paperbound supplements. More than 2,000 analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

The CQ Researcher Bound Volume 2006

Author: Inc. Congressional Quarterly

Publisher: Cq Press

ISBN: 9780872895447

Category: Political Science

Page: 1132

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Presents articles that cover a variety of social conditions and problems, including domestic violence, eating disorders, stem cell research, abortion, ecotourism, and environmenalism.