CQ Almanac Plus 2004

Author: Jan Austin
Publisher: CQ-Roll Call Group Books
ISBN: 1568026404
Release Date: 2005-07-01
Genre: Political Science

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

CQ Almanac Plus 2003

Author: CQ Press Staff
Publisher: Congress at Your Fingertips
ISBN: 1568026390
Release Date: 2004-07-09
Genre: Political Science

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 Plus 2006

Author: Jan Austin
Publisher: CQ-Roll Call Group Books
ISBN: 0872895769
Release Date: 2007-07-01
Genre: Political Science

A comprehensive analysis of congressional action in 2006

CQ Almanac 2013

Author: C. Q. Roll Call
Publisher: Cq Press
ISBN: 148335847X
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Political Science

CQ Almanac is the essential resource that chronicles and analyzes the major bills brought before Congress in the previous year. Published each summer, this non-partisan reference work offers exclusive insight into the forces that drove action on legislation. The CQ Almanac Includes: An unbiased look at the issues that mattered most in 2014 Offers original narrative accounts of every major piece of legislation that lawmakers considered during a congressional session Arranged thematically, CQ Almanac organizes, distills, and cross-indexes for permanent reference the full year in Congress and in national politics Print Version includes: Legislative Profiles, Key Votes, Vote Studies, Roll Call Votes, and Public Laws Available In Print and Online.

Parties Polarization and Democracy in the United States

Author: Donald C. Baumer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317254782
Release Date: 2015-11-17
Genre: Political Science

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

Author: John D. Graham
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253004136
Release Date: 2010-03-30
Genre: Political Science

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.

Congressional Quarterly Almanac

Author: Inc. Congessional Quarterly
Publisher: Congress at Your Fingertips
ISBN: 1568022700
Release Date: 2000-07
Genre: Political Science

This reference puts the full year of American Congress and national politics into historical perspective. It covers actions, votes, and other acts of the first session of the 106th Congress. Also included are recorded votes, presidential statements and public laws from 1999.

Crossing the Aisle

Author: Antoine Yoshinaka
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316473085
Release Date: 2015-11-24
Genre: Political Science

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.

Legal Research in a Nutshell

Author: Morris Cohen
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9781634606127
Release Date: 2016-02-24
Genre: Law

Finding and using legal resources effectively is an essential skill for lawyers. This comprehensive but succinct guide covers research procedures using major online services, free Internet resources, and library materials. Several hundred websites are discussed and placed in context for effective and productive use in research. Discussion includes coverage of legislative history, administrative law, specialized and interdisciplinary resources, and research in international and comparative law. Appendices list state research guides and treatises and services by subject, and a companion website has a regularly updated list of URLs and illustrations of online and print resources.

Principles of Legal Research 2d Concise Hornbook

Author: Kent Olson
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9781634598590
Release Date: 2015-07-22
Genre: Law

The second edition of Principles of Legal Research will be published in July and available for Fall 2015 class adoptions. Winner of the American Association of Law Libraries' Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award in 2010, Principles of Legal Research provides encyclopedic yet concise coverage of research methods and resources using both free and commercial websites as well as printed publications. It has been thoroughly updated to provide coverage of WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, and other new resources. An introductory survey of research strategies is followed by chapters on the sources of U.S. law created by each branch of government, discussion of major secondary sources, and an overview of international and comparative law. Sample illustrations are included, and an appendix lists more than 500 major treatises and looseleaf services by subject.

Politics and Public Policy

Author: Donald C. Baumer
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483322315
Release Date: 2013-07-09
Genre: Political Science

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

Author: Burdett Loomis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781483305240
Release Date: 2011-07-26
Genre: Political Science

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.