Argues that impeachment may no longer be an effective check on overreach by American presidents.
Studies the impact of lobbying efforts by domestic ethnic groups and foreign governments on US policymaking.
Indicates how the rightward shift in the ideology of House Republicans has been mistaken for a broader "polarization" of both parties as well as voters.
Examines a new type of federal preemption statute popular since 1965 that allows states to retain a certain amount of regulatory discretion, with a focus on environmental statutes.
An insightful reassessment of the relationship between the U. S. Congress and the states.
Documents the ever-larger sums donated by incumbent members of Congress to their parties and other candidates, and discusses the consequences.
Traces the development of the American federal system of government, focusing principally on the shifting balance of powers between the national government and the states.
Examines how ordinary citizens view the representative process in Congress.
In-depth analysis of the representational styles of several members of Congress from New York State.
Examines the growth of obstacles to legislative success since the 1960s in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Since 1980, the national agenda and the attention of Congress have been focused on federal budget deficits. This is the first book, however, to examine how lawmakers think about fiscal problems and to ...
In this book gender is the lens through which autobiography and biography are scrutinized. The authors show what is revealed when they magnify the gendered aspects of both men's and women's writing. The ...