Congressional Studies

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The Politics of Presidential Impeachment

Argues that impeachment may no longer be an effective check on overreach by American presidents.

Congress and Diaspora Politics

Studies the impact of lobbying efforts by domestic ethnic groups and foreign governments on US policymaking.

The Phantom of a Polarized America

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.

Innovative Congressional Minimum Standards Preemption Statutes

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.

Congress

An insightful reassessment of the relationship between the U. S. Congress and the states.

Sharing the Wealth

Documents the ever-larger sums donated by incumbent members of Congress to their parties and other candidates, and discusses the consequences.

Contemporary American Federalism

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.

The Public Side of Representation

Examines how ordinary citizens view the representative process in Congress.

Congressional Preemption

Examines the use of preemption powers by Congress to completely or partially remove regulatory authority from state and local governments.

A Chill in the House

Examines the growth of obstacles to legislative success since the 1960s in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Revealing Lives

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 ...