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Filibustering in the U.S. Senate

Lauren C. Bell
ISBN: 9781604977349

"Bell’s exhaustive identification of all filibusters in Senate history, who led them, and the substantive issues they involved represents an invaluable contribution to our understanding of this particular form of legislative obstruction. This book is well-written and accessible, it provides new data that will be of great value to future researchers, and it provides the first analysis of the predictors of individual-level decisions to filibuster across all issue areas over an extended time period." - Congress and the Presidency Read More..

Jockeying for the American Presidency:

The Political Opportunism of Aspirants
Lara M. Brown
ISBN: 9781604977028

“Lara Brown’s extensive analysis yields a variety of new and important findings … This volume contains much of value for scholars of the presidency and presidential elections." – Presidential Studies Quarterly Read More..

Majority Leadership in the U.S. Senate:

Balancing Constraints
Andrea C. Hatcher
ISBN: 9781604977035

This book is the first comprehensive study of Senate majority leadership––it covers the office and its occupants from the first incumbent, John W Kern in 1913, through the term of William H. Frist in 2006. Data are both qualitative and quantitative. In this unprecedented work, Andrea Hatcher examines Senate majority leadership in terms of the constituencies, both electoral and functional, of the Senate majority leader. Read More..

U.S. Farm Bills and Policy Reforms:

Ideological Conflicts Over World Trade, Renewable Energy, and Sustainable Agriculture
Nadine Lehrer
ISBN: 9781604977011

Nadine Lehrer guides us through ideological conflicts over world trade, renewable energy, and sustainable agriculture as embedded in U.S. farm policy debates. Integrating theory and history with a multidisciplinary perspective on changing situational drivers, interest group struggles, and Congressional politics, Lehrer uses the farm bill as an illustrative case for illuminating U.S. political processes and implications. Read More..

Women and the Democratic Party:

The Evolution of EMILY's List
Jamie Pamelia Pimlott
ISBN: 9781604976557

This study is the first examination of the growth and transformation of EMILY’s List from its inception in 1985 through the 2008 election cycle. Relying on interviews with organization staff, founding members, and members of Congress, it illuminates the ways in which the organization’s origin and mission are firmly rooted in the goals and activities of the liberal feminist women’s movement of the 1970s. Read More..

Corruption and American Politics

Michael A. Genovese and Victoria A. Farrar-Myers
ISBN: 9781604976380

“… this timely and fascinating book … is a handbook for those interested in gaining perspective on the appearance of and actual corruption in the American system, and … can be read cover to cover to great profit … it will find its way into classrooms. Scholars will use it as a means to engage and extend many of its provocative findings. However it is used, the effort is well worth the time invested.” – Presidential Studies Quarterly Read More..

The Role of Special Education Interest Groups in National Policy

Tiina Itkonen
ISBN: 9781604976267

This study is the first that analyzes the behavior and effectiveness of special education interest groups over a 30-year time span, using advocacy groups as units of analysis. This is an important book for readers with a specific interest in special education policy, as well as political scientists in search of answers to broader questions of public policy making. Read More..

Jimmy Carter and the Water Wars:

Presidential Influence and the Politics of Pork
Scott A. Frisch and Sean Q Kelly
ISBN: 9781934043899

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title! "Valuable ... Political scientists and historians will find this book to be useful ... extremely instructive in undergraduate courses in public policy ... Highly Recommended." - CHOICE Read More..

 

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