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Author English, Ross M.

Title The United States Congress / Ross M. English.

Imprint Manchester, UK ; New York, USA : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave, 2003.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 177 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-171) and index.
Contents Origins and development of Congress -- Congressional elections -- Representatives and Senators -- The committee system -- Parties in Congress -- Floor deliberations and beyond -- President and Congress -- Congress, the media and interest groups -- Assessing the US Congress.
List of tables and boxes; Preface; 1 Origins and development of Congress; 2 Congressional elections; 3 Representatives and Senators; 4 The committee system; 5 Parties in Congress; 6 Floor deliberations and beyond; 7 President and Congress; 8 Congress, the media and interest groups; 9 Assessing the US Congress; Select bibliography; Index.
Summary "The role of the Congress is essential to any study of American government and politics. It would be impossible to gain a complete understanding of the American system of government without an appreciation of the nature and workings of this essential body. This is an introductory text aimed at undergraduates studying American politics and American society. It looks at the workings of the United States Congress, and uses the Republican period of ascendancy, which lasted from 1994 until 2000, as an example of how the Congress works in practice. The book illustrates the basic principles of Congress using contemporary and recent examples, while also drawing attention to the changes that took place in the 1990s. The period of Republican control is absent from many of the standard texts and is of considerable academic interest for a number of reasons, not least the 1994 election, the budget deadlock in 1995 and the Clinton impeachment scandal of 1999. The book traces the origin and development of the United States Congress, before looking in depth at the role of representatives and senators, the committee system, parties in Congress, and the relationship between Congress and the President, the media and interest groups. This will be the first textbook on the market that enables students to incorporate these developments into their work and into their thinking about contemporary American politics and society"--Publisher's description.
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Language English.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject United States. Congress.
États-Unis. Congress.
United States. Congress. (OCoLC)fst00529490
USA Congress
United States -- Politics and government -- 1993-2001.
Society and social sciences.
Politics and government.
Central government.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Legislative Branch.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- American Government -- National.
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Het Congres.
Political Institutions & Public Administration - U.S., Legislative Branch.
Government - U.S.
Law, Politics & Government.
Chronological Term 1993-2001
Indexed Term Congress
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: English, Ross M. United States Congress. Manchester, UK ; New York, USA : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave, 2003 0719063086 0719063094 (DLC) 2003046320 (OCoLC)51738377
ISBN 1417578041 (electronic bk.)
9781417578047 (electronic bk.)
9781847790385 (electronic bk.)
1847790380 (electronic bk.)
9781526120687 (PDF eBook)
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DEBSZ 42233216X
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GBVCP 801258553
GBVCP 865730822
NZ1 12019803
UKMGB 018370807

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