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  • Competitive Elections and Democracy in America

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    By Heather K. Evans

    Competition seems to be an inevitable part of present-day elections in the United States. However, recent publications have debated whether we should encourage or discourage competitive elections. In Competitive Elections and Democracy in America, Heather Evans closely examines the debate over…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • Presidential Administration and the Environment

    Executive Leadership in the Age of Gridlock

    By David M. Shafie

    After sweeping environmental legislation passed in the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s ushered in an era when new legislation and reforms to existing laws were consistently caught up in a gridlock. In response, environmental groups became more specialized and professional, learning how to effect policy…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Public Administration and Environmental Sustainability

  • Inventive Politicians and Ethnic Ascent in American Politics

    The Uphill Elections of Italians and Mexicans to the U.S. Congress

    By Miriam Jiménez

    This innovative book investigates the process through which ethnic minorities penetrate into higher echelons of political power: specifically, how they succeed in getting elected to the U.S. Congress. Analysts today see ethnic politicians largely in relation to their collectivities, but by actually…

    Paperback – 2015-09-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • Congress, the Media, and the Public

    Who Reveals What, When, and How?

    By Stephen E. Frantzich

    From the beginning of the Republic, members of Congress have been in the media spotlight. In recent years, the expansion of media venues has provided both challenges and opportunities to Representatives and Senators, the public, and even the media itself. Legacy media such as newspapers and…

    Paperback – 2015-08-27
    Routledge

  • Congressional Primary Elections

    By Robert G. Boatright

    Congressional primaries are increasingly being blamed for polarization and gridlock in Congress. Most American states adopted congressional primaries during the first decades of the 20th century as a means of breaking the hold of political "bosses" on the nomination of candidates. Yet now, many…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge

  • Comparative Federalism and Intergovernmental Agreements

    Analyzing Australia, Canada, Germany, South Africa, Switzerland and the United States

    By Jeffrey Parker

    Intergovernmental agreements are an important instrument in federal systems, establishing new social programs, regulating agricultural practices, and even changing constitutions. Despite their importance, there have only been limited attempts to understand agreements in a comparative context or to…

    Hardback – 2014-08-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Federalism and Decentralization

  • The Public Congress

    Congressional Deliberation in a New Media Age

    By Gary Lee Malecha, Daniel J. Reagan

    Contemporary members of Congress routinely use the media to advance their professional goals. Today, virtually every aspect of their professional legislative life unfolds in front of cameras and microphones and, increasingly, online. The Public Congress explores how the media moved from being a…

    Paperback – 2011-12-14
    Routledge

  • Thinking About Congress

    Essays on Congressional Change

    By Lawrence C. Dodd

    Observing the polarized, debilitating politics of today’s Congress, one wonders whether change is possible on Capitol Hill. In Thinking about Congress, Lawrence Dodd reminds us that Congress seemed equally intransigent at times the past, yet change and rejuvenation came. Reading his classic essays,…

    Paperback – 2011-12-12
    Routledge

  • Cases in Congressional Campaigns

    Riding the Wave, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Randall E. Adkins, David A. Dulio

    After Barack Obama’s historic 2008 victory, Democrats were riding high. But a number of tough fights on policy initiatives, coupled with an economy struggling to recover, put Democrats in a difficult position leading up to the 2010 congressional elections. With nearly all the electoral gains…

    Paperback – 2011-08-15
    Routledge

  • New Directions in Congressional Politics

    Edited by Jamie L. Carson

    As the U.S. Congress has steadily evolved, so too has our understanding of the institution. New Directions in Congressional Politics offers an accessible overview of the current developments in our understanding of America’s legislative branch. Jamie L. Carson helps students bridge the gap between…

    Paperback – 2011-07-12
    Routledge
    New Directions in American Politics

  • Legislative Learning

    The 104th Republican Freshmen in the House

    By Timothy J. Barnett

    Legislative Learning breaks new theoretical and descriptive ground in examining the political perceptions, policy principles and power plays of the influential 104th Republican freshmen in the U.S. House. This even-handed book builds on the work of leading congressional scholars, and provides a…

    Paperback – 2009-12-21
    Routledge
    Politics and Policy in American Institutions

  • Congressional Representation & Constituents

    The Case for Increasing the U.S. House of Representatives

    By Brian Frederick

    The U.S. House of Representatives has been frozen at 435 members for almost a century, and in that time the nation’s population has grown by more than 200 percent. With the number of citizens represented by each House member now dramatically larger, is a major consequence of this historical…

    Paperback – 2009-11-25
    Routledge
    Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation

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