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    Back in graduate school many years ago a couple of the most useful textbooks for me were edited volumes with a collection of important articles on the US House of Representatives and the US Senate I used those books as a resource for uite awhile as a teacher This edited volume is also a fine contribution pulling works together covering a large array of resources Indeed next time I teach a graduate course on Legislative Politics I will be sorely tempted to assign this volumeThe book is divided into several sections each featuring three to six pieces The sections are labeled Modern Trends in the American Congress; Representation and Lawmaking ; Congressional elections and policy alignments; Members goals resources and strategies; Parties and leaders; Standing committees; Rules of the legislative game; The floor and voting; Congress and the President; Congress and the courts; Congress and the budget; Congress lobbyists and interest groups; and a Miscellaneous sectionIncluded are classics such as Richard Fenno's essay on US House members in their districts Federalist # 10 and # 51 Gary Jacobson on US House elections Kingdon on models of legislative voting Wright on legislative lobbying Rohde on political ambition in the US House of Representatives and so onAll in all a volume that will introduce students to important works bearing on the legislative process over the years A fine teaching resource Also a welcome resource for citizens who want to get a sense of research on Congress


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The American Congress Reader The American Congress Reader provides a supplement to the popular and newly updated American Congress undergraduate textbook By the same authors who drew upon Capitol Hill experience and nationally recognized scholarship to present a crisp introduction and analysis of Congress's inner mechanics the Reader compiles the best relevant scholarship on party and committee systems leadership voting and floor activity to broaden and illuminate the key features of the text

  • Paperback
  • 480 pages
  • The American Congress Reader
  • Steven S. Smith
  • English
  • 16 May 2014
  • 9780521720199

About the Author: Steven S. Smith

Steven Stanley Smith is the Kate M Gregg Distinguished Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Washington University in St Louis and Director of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy Government and Public Policy