Federal Government

Presidential Power: Theories and Dilemmas

John P. Burke

First Edition • March 15, 2016 • 270 pages

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A broad and comprehensive analysis of the theories of presidential power, from early notions of presidential power and Neustadt’s “power to persuade” theory, to Kernell’s concept of “going public,” and theories of “historical time” and “internal time.”

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Interest Groups and Lobbying: Pursuing Political Interests in America

Thomas T. Holyoke

First Edition • March 1, 2014 • 352 pages

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An examination of interest group politics, lobbying, and their role in the political decision-making process

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Judicial Politics in the United States

Mark C. Miller

First Edition • August 5, 2014 • 448 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$58.50 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$29.99 CAD

Judicial Politics in the United States helps students grasp the basics of the U.S. court system and legal processes while locating the courts within the broader system of government in the United States.

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Congress in Context

John Haskell, Sara Grove, Marian Currinder

Second Edition • January 7, 2014 • 504 pages

Print: $48.00 USD/$62.50 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$29.99 CAD

A comprehensive and student-friendly introduction to Congress that uses “Congress as board of directors” as an overarching theme to explain Congress’s roles and functions within the interdependent system of the US government

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Congress: A Performance Appraisal

Andrew J. Taylor

First Edition • March 26, 2013 • 272 pages

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An innovative examination of Congress’ performance, using benchmarks and aspirations to assess whether or not it can be considered a successful legislative body

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A Presidential Nation: Causes, Consequences, and Cures

Michael A. Genovese

First Edition • July 31, 2012 • 248 pages

Print: $27.00 USD/$34.99 CAD • Ebook: $19.99 USD/$19.99 CAD

An engaging investigation of how the presidency has changed from its original role, as laid out in the U.S. Constitution, to become closer in power to an imperial monarch

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The Congressional Experience

David E. Price

Third Edition • August 1, 2004 • 352 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$52.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

Congressman David Price proves he is uniquely qualified to guide us through the labyrinth of rules, roles, and representatives that is Congress.

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Congress and the Decline of Public Trust

Edited by Joseph Cooper

First Edition • September 1, 1999 • 256 pages

Print: $41.00 USD/$96.50 CAD

Since the time of Watergate and Vietnam, trust in government has fallen precipitously. This can easily be sensed in the apathy and divisiveness that now characterize American politics, but it is perhaps most clearly revealed in poll data. The great majority of Americans do not trust the government to do…

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Congressional Politics: The Evolving Legislative System

Leroy N Rieselbach

Second Edition • March 1, 1995 • 500 pages

Print: $56.00 USD/$44.99 CAD

A revised and updated Congress text. A year on Capitol Hill in 1993 gave Congressional authority Leroy Rieselbach many examples with which to illustrate traditional topics such as rules, committees, and norms, as well as evolving issues such as the year of the woman.

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