Guide to Congress

Author: CQ Press,

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1452235325

Category: Political Science

Page: 1864

View: 7988


The new edition of this comprehensive, two-volume reference has been thoroughly revised and expanded by expert CQ Press writers—with years of experience covering Congress—to offer a complete institutional history of Congress along with updated insight and analysis on the 2008 and 2010 shifts in power of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Organizational Wrongdoing

Key Perspectives and New Directions

Author: Donald Palmer,Royston Greenwood,Kristin Smith-Crowe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107117712

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 3083


A comprehensive overview of the causes, processes and consequences of wrongdoing and misconduct across all levels of an organization.

Making Environmental Law: The Politics of Protecting the Earth

The Politics of Protecting the Earth

Author: Nancy E. Marion

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031339363X

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 1403


From Eisenhower to Obama, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the policies Congress and the president have proposed and passed to protect the environment over time. • Tables summarize key legislative acts • Index of all bills listed in the text • An appendix with a timeline of important dates in the history of environmental law

The Economics and Politics of the United States Oil Industry, 1920-1990

Profits, Populism and Petroleum

Author: Steve Isser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317224493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 486

View: 5940


This book, originally published in 1996, traces the development of US government policy toward the oil industry during the 1920s and 1930s when the domestic syustem of production control was established. It then charts the deveopment and collapse of oil import controls, and the wild scramble for economic rents generated by Government regulation. It discusses the two oil crises and the ‘phantom’ Gulf War crisis, and the importance of public opinion in shaping the policy agenda. It also provides an in-depth study of Congressional oil votes from the 1950s to the 1980s and the formation of oil policy, beginning with theories of economic regulation, the role of interest groups in developing the policy agenda and the role of money in politics.

Cycles of Spin

Strategic Communication in the U.S. Congress

Author: Patrick Sellers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139482513

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 7194


How do politicians try to shape their news coverage? Sellers examines strategic communication campaigns in the U.S. Congress. He argues that these campaigns create cycles of spin: leaders create messages, rank-and-file legislators decide whether to promote those messages, journalists decide whether to cover the messages, and any coverage feeds back to influence the policy process. These four stages are closely related; decisions at one stage influence those at another. Sellers uses diverse evidence, from participant observation and press secretary interviews, to computerized content analysis and vector auto regression. The result is a comprehensive and unprecedented examination of politicians' promotional campaigns and journalists' coverage of those campaigns. Countering numerous critics of spin, Sellers offers the provocative argument that the promotional messages have their origins in the actual policy preferences of members of Congress. The campaigns to promote these messages thus can help the public learn about policy debates in Congress.

The U.S. Senate

From Deliberation to Dysfunction

Author: Burdett Loomis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1483305244

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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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.