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New and Published Books

  1. Presidential Administration and the Environment

    Executive Leadership in the Age of Gridlock

    By David M. Shafie

    Series: Routledge Studies in Public Administration and Environmental Sustainability

    After sweeping environmental legislation passed in the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s ushered in an era when new legislation and reforms to existing laws were consistently caught up in a gridlock. In response, environmental groups became more specialized and professional, learning how to effect policy...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Competitive Elections and Democracy in America

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    By Heather K. Evans

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    Competition seems to be an inevitable part of present-day elections in the United States. However, recent publications have debated whether we should encourage or discourage competitive elections. In Competitive Elections and Democracy in America, Heather Evans closely examines the debate over...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  3. Inventive Politicians and Ethnic Ascent in American Politics

    The Uphill Elections of Italians and Mexicans to the U.S. Congress

    By Miriam Jiménez

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    This innovative book investigates the process through which ethnic minorities penetrate into higher echelons of political power: specifically, how they succeed in getting elected to the U.S. Congress. Analysts today see ethnic politicians largely in relation to their collectivities, but by actually...

    Published October 14th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Public Congress

    Congressional Deliberation in a New Media Age

    By Gary Lee Malecha, Daniel J. Reagan

    Contemporary members of Congress routinely use the media to advance their professional goals. Today, virtually every aspect of their professional legislative life unfolds in front of cameras and microphones and, increasingly, online. The Public Congress explores how the media moved from being a...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Thinking About Congress

    Essays on Congressional Change

    By Lawrence C. Dodd

    Observing the polarized, debilitating politics of today’s Congress, one wonders whether change is possible on Capitol Hill. In Thinking about Congress, Lawrence Dodd reminds us that Congress seemed equally intransigent at times the past, yet change and rejuvenation came. Reading his classic essays,...

    Published December 11th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Cases in Congressional Campaigns

    Riding the Wave, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Randall E. Adkins, David A. Dulio

    After Barack Obama’s historic 2008 victory, Democrats were riding high. But a number of tough fights on policy initiatives, coupled with an economy struggling to recover, put Democrats in a difficult position leading up to the 2010 congressional elections. With nearly all the electoral gains...

    Published August 14th 2011 by Routledge

  7. New Directions in Congressional Politics

    Edited by Jamie L. Carson

    Series: New Directions in American Politics

    As the U.S. Congress has steadily evolved, so too has our understanding of the institution. New Directions in Congressional Politics offers an accessible overview of the current developments in our understanding of America’s legislative branch. Jamie L. Carson helps students bridge the gap between...

    Published July 11th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Legislative Learning

    The 104th Republican Freshmen in the House

    By Timothy J. Barnett

    Series: Politics and Policy in American Institutions

    Legislative Learning breaks new theoretical and descriptive ground in examining the political perceptions, policy principles and power plays of the influential 104th Republican freshmen in the U.S. House. This even-handed book builds on the work of leading congressional scholars, and provides a...

    Published December 20th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Congressional Representation & Constituents

    The Case for Increasing the U.S. House of Representatives

    By Brian Frederick

    Series: Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation

    The U.S. House of Representatives has been frozen at 435 members for almost a century, and in that time the nation’s population has grown by more than 200 percent. With the number of citizens represented by each House member now dramatically larger, is a major consequence of this historical...

    Published November 24th 2009 by Routledge

  10. The Laws That Shaped America

    Fifteen Acts of Congress and Their Lasting Impact

    By Dennis W. Johnson

    For better and sometimes for worse, Congress is a reflection of the aspirations, wants, and priorities of the American people. It reflects the kaleidoscope of special interests and unselfish service to others, of favors sought and sacrifices made. During each two-year session of Congress, thousands...

    Published April 13th 2009 by Routledge