Analyzing Congress Second Edition New Institutionalism in American Politics

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Analyzing Politics: Rationality, Behavior and Instititutions, 2nd Edition New Institutionalism in American Politics

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - The second edition has been thoroughly revised to include updated cases and examples, and new “Experimental Corner” sections at the end of many chapters, new problem sets and discussion questions, describing experiments from social science literature. Analyzing politics makes the fundamentals of rational-choice theory accessible to undergraduates in clear, nontechnical language.

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The Basics of Public Budgeting and Financial Management, Third Edition

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Big Bets Gone Bad: Derivatives and Bankruptcy in Orange County. The Largest Municipal Failure in U.S. History

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Congress and Its Members

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CQ Press #ad - Lee, and eric schickler offers you comprehensive coverage of the U. S. Congress and the legislative process by examining the tension between Congress as a lawmaking institution and as a collection of politicians constantly seeking re-election. Davidson, Walter J. Oleszek, Frances E. Always balancing great scholarship with currency, maps, charts, exhibits, this bestseller features lively case material along with relevant data, and photos.

The highly anticipated seventeenth edition considers the 2018 elections and the trump administration, campaign finance, and partisan polarization, lobbying, reapportionment, rules, White House–Capitol Hill relations, in addition to covering changes to budgeting, party and committee leadership changes, discussing the agenda of the new Congress, public attitudes about Congress, judicial appointments, and procedures.

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Thinking Strategically: The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics, and Everyday Life Norton Paperback

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Imperfect Union: Representation and Taxation in Multilevel Governments Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions

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Power without Persuasion: The Politics of Direct Presidential Action

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Princeton University Press #ad - Clearly written, power without Persuasion asserts a compelling new formulation of presidential power, one whose implications will resound. Power without Persuasion argues otherwise. Presidents has rested on these words: "Presidential power is the power to persuade. Power, in this formulation, is strictly about bargaining and convincing other political actors to do things the president cannot accomplish alone.

Since the early 1960s, scholarly thinking on the power of U. S. He argues that presidents regularly set public policies over vocal objections by Congress, interest groups, and the bureaucracy. Focusing on presidents' ability to act unilaterally, William Howell provides the most theoretically substantial and far-reaching reevaluation of presidential power in many years.

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Drawing richly on game theory and the new institutionalism, he examines the political conditions under which presidents can change policy without congressional or judicial consent. Throughout U. S.

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Congress: The Electoral Connection

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Congress Reconsidered

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Unorthodox Lawmaking: New Legislative Processes in the U.S. Congress

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CQ Press #ad - Two entirely new case study chapters―on the 2013 government shutdown and the 2015 reauthorization of the Patriot Act―highlight Sinclair’s fresh analysis and the book is now introduced by a new foreword from noted scholar and teacher, Bruce I. This dramatically updated revision incorporates a wealth of new cases and examples to illustrate the changes occurring in congressional process.

Most major measures wind their way through the contemporary Congress in what Barbara Sinclair has dubbed "unorthodox lawmaking. In this much-anticipated fifth edition of unorthodox Lawmaking, Sinclair explores the full range of special procedures and processes that make up Congress’s work, as well as the reasons these unconventional routes evolved.

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