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.
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.
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.
An insightful reassessment of the relationship between the U. S. Congress and the states.
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.
Documents the ever-larger sums donated by incumbent members of Congress to their parties and other candidates, and discusses the consequences.
Examines how ordinary citizens view the representative process in Congress.
Examines the use of preemption powers by Congress to completely or partially remove regulatory authority from state and local governments.
Examines the growth of obstacles to legislative success since the 1960s in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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 ...