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the first branch--companion readings

  • ISBN: 9780300220636
  • Editorial: Yale University Press
  • Lugar de la edición: New Haven. Estados Unidos de Norteamérica
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Medidas: 23 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 250
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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This reader offers an examination of such topics as congressional elections, the internal structure of Congress, the legislative process, Congress and the president, and Congress and the courts. It is designed to accompany the course text Congress: The First Branch, which introduces Congress as America’s most democratic institution. Based more on the history of the branch than on its modern applications, this volume is essential for students utilizing the main text and studying Congress at large.

Part One. Congress and its history. The Federalist No. 62: the Senate / Publius [James Madison] --
Staggered terms for the Senate: origins and irony / Daniel Wirls --

Part Two. Congress and representation: elections, parties, and lobbying. Super PACs in federal elections: overview and issues for Congress / R. Sam Garrett --
Reforming the modern Congress / Donald R. Wolfensberger --
Congress and earmarks, 2006-2018: a decade of reform / Richard Doyle --
The business of America is lobbying / Lee Drutman --

Part Three. Congress and the separation of powers. The legislative role of the president / Paul Weinstein Jr. --
Letters of Pacificus and Helvidius / [Alexander Hamilton and James Madison] --
Bureaucrats and their constituents: congressional monitoring in the modern era / John Ray --
Appointment politics and the ideological composition of the judiciary / Edward H. Stiglitz --

Part Four. Reflections on Congress. Reflections on my career in the House of Representatives / William Clinger --
The future of Congress / Tom Manatos.


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