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Title The Oxford handbook of the American Congress / edited by Eric Schickler and Frances E. Lee.
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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 Floor3  JK1041 .O94 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description xi, 929 p. ; 25 cm.
Series Oxford handbooks of American politics
Oxford handbooks of American politics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Introduction / Eric Schickler, Frances E. Lee -- Studying the Congress. Behavioral approaches to the study of Congress / Bruce I. Oppenheimer -- Formal approaches to the study of Congress / Craig Volden, Alan E. Wiseman -- Measuring legislative preferences / Nolan McCarty -- Touching the bones : interviewing and direct observational studies of Congress / Ross K. Baker -- Historical approaches to the study of Congress : toward a congressional vantage on American political development / Ira Katznelson -- Elections. House and Senate elections / Jamie L. Carson, Jason M. Roberts -- Congressional campaigns / Tracy Sulkin -- Congressional redistricting / Michael P. McDonald -- Campaign finance in congressional elections / Robin Kolodny -- Representation and responsiveness. Descriptive representation : understanding the impact of identity on substantive representation of group interests / Michele L. Swers, Stella M. Rouse -- Bicameral representation / Frances E. Lee -- Dyadic representation / Stephen Ansolabehere, Philip Edward Jones -- Pork barrel politics / Diana Evans -- Public opinion and congressional policy / David W. Brady -- Public evaluations of Congress / John D. Griffin -- Congressional institutions and procedures. Party leadership / Randall W. Strahan -- Congressional committees / C. Lawrence Evans -- Supermajority Senate / Gregory J. Wawro -- Managing plenary time : the U.S. Congress in comparative context / Gary W. Cox, Mathew D. McCubbins -- Congressional reforms / E. Scott Adler -- Congressional budget process / John B. Gilmour -- Politics and policymaking. Party polarization / Brian F. Schaffner -- Deliberation in Congress / Paul J. Quirk, William Bendix -- Roll-call votes / Sean Theriault, Patrick Hickey, Abby Blass -- Lobbying and interest group advocacy / Beth L. Leech -- Ties that bind : coalitions in Congress / John D. Wilkerson, Barry Pump -- Legislative productivity and gridlock / Sarah Binder -- Congressional development. Development of congressional elections / Wendy J. Schiller -- Evolution of party leadership / Jeffery A. Jenkins -- Development of the congressional committee system / Eric Schickler -- Majority rule and minority rights / Douglas Dion -- Sectionalism and congressional development / Richard Bensel -- Congress and the constitutional system. Congress and the executive branch : delegation and presidential dominance / B. Dan Wood -- Congressional war powers / Linda L. Fowler -- Amorphous relationship between Congress and the courts / Michael A. Bailey, Forrest Maltzman, Charles R. Shipan -- Reflections. Reflections on the study of Congress, 1969-2009 / Morris P. Fiorina -- Theorizing about Congress / David R. Mayhew.
Summary No legislature in the world has a greater influence over its nation's public affairs than the US Congress. The Congress's centrality in the US system of government has placed research on Congress at the heart of scholarship on American politics. Generations of American government scholars working in a wide range of methodological traditions have focused their analysis on understanding Congress, both as a lawmaking and a representative institution. The Oxford Handbook of the American Congress takes stock of this impressive and diverse literature, identifying areas of accomplishment and promising directions for future work.
Subject United States. Congress -- History.
United States. Congress -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Related Names Schickler, Eric, 1969-
Lee, Frances E.
ISBN 9780199559947
OCLC number 687684341