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  • American Government

    Political Development and Institutional Change, 9th Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    How politics in America works today, how it got that way, and how it’s likely to change through reform—these are the themes that pervade every chapter of Cal Jillson’s highly lauded American Government: Political Development and Institutional Change. America’s past is present in all aspects of the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-16 
    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…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Federalism and Decentralization

  • The Context of Legislating

    Constraints on the Legislative Process in the United States

    By Shannon Jenkins

    The Context of Legislating provides a much-needed examination of how the rules, resources, and political conditions within and surrounding different institutions raise or lower the costs of legislating. Using data tracking over 1,100 legislators, 230 committees and 12,000 bills introduced in ten…

    Hardback – 2016-05-03
    Routledge

  • Political Campaigns in the United States

    By Richard K. Scher

    This book is an interpretive analysis of political campaigns in America: Instead of focusing on how campaigns are designed and run, it investigates the role campaigns play in our American politics, and the close symbiosis between campaigns and those politics. The text examines how campaigns are an…

    Paperback – 2016-02-23
    Routledge

  • American Government 8e + Texas Politics 5e Bundle

    8th Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    American Government The 8th edition of this well-respected text features the 2014 midterm Congressional elections, the latest on Obama’s presidency, important Supreme Court decisions, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and other timely updates. An increased attention to media in…

    Pack – 2015-12-31
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-10-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Public Administration and Environmental Sustainability

  • 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 – 2015-09-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • Inventive Politicians and Ethnic Ascent in American Politics

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

    By Miriam Jimenez

    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 – 2015-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • American Government

    Political Development and Institutional Change, 8th Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    Features of this Innovative Text The 8th edition of this well-respected text features the 2014 midterm Congressional elections, the latest on Obama’s presidency, important Supreme Court decisions, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and other timely updates. An increased attention to…

    Paperback – 2015-08-11
    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

  • 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

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