Beyond the Water's Edge

Measuring the Internationalism of Congress
Author: Kathleen H. Hicks,Louis Lauter,Colin McElhinny
Publisher: Center for Strategic & International Studies
ISBN: 1442280883
Category: Political Science
Page: 247
View: 8919
This report assesses domestic political support for internationalist foreign policy by analyzing the motivations of members of Congress on key foreign policy issues. It includes case studies on major foreign policy debates in recent years, including the use of force, foreign aid, trade policy and U.S.-Russia relations. It also develops a new series of archetypes for describing the foreign policy worldviews of members of the 115th Congress to replace the current stale and unsophisticated labels of internationalist, isolationist, hawk and dove. Report findings emphasize areas of bipartisan cooperation on foreign policy issues given member ideologies.

CQ Almanac 2013

Author: C. Q. Roll Call
Publisher: Cq Press
ISBN: 9781483358475
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
View: 7153
CQ Almanac is the essential resource that chronicles and analyzes the major bills brought before Congress in the previous year. Published each summer, this non-partisan reference work offers exclusive insight into the forces that drove action on legislation. The CQ Almanac Includes: An unbiased look at the issues that mattered most in 2014 Offers original narrative accounts of every major piece of legislation that lawmakers considered during a congressional session Arranged thematically, CQ Almanac organizes, distills, and cross-indexes for permanent reference the full year in Congress and in national politics Print Version includes: Legislative Profiles, Key Votes, Vote Studies, Roll Call Votes, and Public Laws Available In Print and Online.

Asian Pacific Americans in the United States Congress

Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437929087
Category: Asian American legislators
Page: 18
View: 7958

How Congress Works

Author: CQ Press
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1452235384
Category: Political Science
Page: 264
View: 1486
In simple, clear language, the new edition of this classic work presents basic explanations of the procedures and rules that govern the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Highlighted sidebars further detail the impact of congressional action with interesting narrative examples from history, along with charts and tables that provide a complete overview of congressional procedures. This edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the changes on Capitol Hill since 2008. How Congress Works helps readers place recent events in the context of the entire picture of how Congress operates. A detailed index rounds out this introduction to the real Congress.

Congressional Deskbook: The Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Congress, Sixth Edition

Author: Judy Schneider,Michael L. Koempel
Publisher: The Capitol Net Inc
ISBN: 1587332396
Category: Political Science
Page: 593
View: 4657
This comprehensive guide to Congress is ideal for anyone who wants to know how Congress really works, including federal executives, attorneys, lobbyists, media and public affairs staff, government affairs, policy and budget analysts, congressional office staff and students. - Clear explanation of the legislative process, budget process, and House and Senate business - Flowcharts for legislative and budget processes - Explanation of the electoral college and votes by states - Glossary of legislative terms - Relationship between budget resolutions and appropriation and authorization bills - Amendment tree and amendment procedures - How members are assigned to committees - Agenda for early organization meetings (after election, before adjournment) - Sample legislative documents with explanatory annotations - Bibliographic references throughout.

Governing in a Polarized Age

Elections, Parties, and Political Representation in America
Author: Alan S. Gerber,Eric Schickler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107095093
Category: Political Science
Page: 346
View: 8338
This volume provides an in-depth examination of representation and legislative performance in contemporary American politics.

The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World

Author: Mary Zeiss Stange,Carol K. Oyster,Jane E. Sloan
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452270376
Category: Social Science
Page: 1160
View: 5536
This e-only volume expands and updates the original 4-volume Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World (2011), offering a wide range of new entries and new multimedia content. The entries reflect such developments as the Arab Spring that brought women's issues in the Islamic world into sharp relief, the domination of female athletes among medal winners at the London 2012 Olympics, nine more women joining the ranks of democratically elected heads of state, and much more. The 475 articles in this e-only update (accompanied by photos and video clips) supplement the themes established in the original edition, providing a vibrant collection of entries dealing with contemporary women's issues around the world.

Understanding Policy Change

How to Apply Political Economy Concepts in Practice
Author: Cristina Corduneanu-Huci,Alexander Hamilton,Issel Masses Ferrer
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821395394
Category: Political Science
Page: 380
View: 3410
This book provides the reader with the full panoply of political economy tools and concepts necessary to understand, analyze, and integrate how political and social factors may influence the success or failure of their policy goals.

Congress A to Z

Author: CQ Press,Chuck McCutcheon
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483386279
Category: Political Science
Page: 776
View: 5132
Congress A to Z provides ready-reference insight into the national legislature, its organization, processes, personalities, major legislation, and history. No other volume so clearly and concisely explains every key aspect of the national legislature. The Sixth Edition of this classic, easy-to-use reference is updated with new entries covering the dramatic congressional events of recent years, including social media usage by members of Congress, the politics of recent debt ceiling and deficit spending showdowns with the executive branch, new floor leaders in both chambers, and campaign finance patterns. Each of the more than 250 entries, arranged in encyclopedic A-to-Z format, provides insight into the key questions readers have about the U.S. Congress and helps them make sense of the narrow power division between Republicans and Democrats, the methods members use to advance their agendas, the influence of lobby groups, the key role of committees and strong-willed leaders, and much more. Key Features: Available in both electronic and print formats Quick answers to questions as well as in-depth background on the U.S. Congress Historical and contemporary photos Detailed appendices, tables, internet addresses, and index

Filling U. S. Senate Vacancies

Perspectives and Contemporary Developments
Author: Thomas H. Neale
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437939414
Page: 16
View: 2779
This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. The use of temporary appointments to fill Senate vacancies is an original provision of the U.S. Constitution. The practice was revised by the 17th Amend., which substituted direct popular election of Senators for choice by state legislatures; it also changed the requirements for Senate vacancies, by specifically directing the state governors to ¿issue writs of election to fill such vacancies.¿ Contents of this report: Intro.; Constitutional Origins of the Vacancies Clause; The 17th Amend.; Support Grows for Direct Election of U.S. Senators; The 17th Amend.: Appointments to Fill Senate Vacancies Since 1913; Current State Provisions Governing Senate Vacancies; Current State Proposals to Require Special Elections to Fill Senate Vacancies.

The Waxman Report

How Congress Really Works
Author: Henry Waxman
Publisher: Twelve
ISBN: 0446545678
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 3416
At a time when some of the most sweeping national initiatives in decades are being debated, Congressman Henry Waxman offers a fascinating inside account of how Congress really works by describing the subtleties and complexities of the legislative process. For four decades, Waxman has taken visionary and principled positions on crucial issues and been a driving force for change. Because of legislation he helped champion, our air is cleaner, our food is safer, and our medical care better. Thanks to his work as a top watchdog in Congress, crucial steps have been taken to curb abuses on Wall Street, to halt wasteful spending in Iraq, and to ban steroids from Major League Baseball. Few legislators can match his accomplishments or his insights on how good work gets done in Washington. In this book, Waxman affords readers a rare glimpse into how this is achieved-the strategy, the maneuvering, the behind-the-scenes deals. He shows how the things we take for granted (clear information about tobacco's harmfulness, accurate nutritional labeling, important drugs that have saved countless lives) started out humbly-derided by big business interests as impossible or even destructive. Sometimes, the most dramatic breakthroughs occur through small twists of fate or the most narrow voting margin. Waxman's stories are surprising because they illustrate that while government's progress may seem glacial, much is happening, and small battles waged over years can yield great results. At a moment when so much has been written about what's wrong with Congress-the grid­lock, the partisanship, the influence of interest groups-Henry Waxman offers sophisticated, concrete examples of how govern­ment can (and should) work.

The Almanac of American politics 1984

Author: Michael Barone,Grant Ujifusa
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780892340316
Page: 1402
View: 6357

North Korea and Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia

Author: Professor Seung-Ho Joo,Professor Tae-Hwan Kwak
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472417887
Category: Political Science
Page: 270
View: 3046
Relations between the two Koreas continue to be hostile, volatile and unpredictable with North Korea’s nuclear issue remaining as untamed as ever. As such, there is a growing urgency for security cooperation in Northeast Asia to be given immediate attention. The key players in the region - the US, China, Japan and Russia - are keenly aware of the security threat of an armed clash between North and South Korea and are committed to denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. This book explores the domestic factors of the two Koreas and the four major powers that influence their security policies towards North Korea and Northeast Asia. This well thought out and consistently analysed volume has huge potential to frame the conversation on Northeast Asian relations in the coming years.

Party Polarization in America

The War Over Two Social Contracts
Author: B. Dan Wood,Soren Jordan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107195926
Category: Political Science
Page: 300
View: 1904
This book develops a general explanation for party polarization in America from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Prior polarization studies focused exclusively on the modern era, but this work traces party polarization from the constitutional convention of 1787 to the present. Using such a broad historical perspective shows that what was unusual in American history was the period of low polarization from the Great Depression through 1980, rather than the period of high polarization of the modern era. Polarization is the norm of the American system, not the exception, and is likely to persist in the future. More theoretically, party polarization in America has been due to class-based conflict and rent-seeking by the patrician and plebian classes in various historical eras, rather than conflict over cultural values. As in earlier historical eras, modern party polarization has largely been elite-driven, with party entrepreneurs cunningly and strategically using polarization to their advantage.

American Trade Politics

Author: I. M. Destler
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0881324647
Category: Political Science
Page: 390
View: 2234
In this comprehensive revision of the most influential, widely read analysis of the US trade policymaking system, Destler addresses how globalization has reshaped trade politics, weakening traditional protectionism but intensifying concern about trade's societal impacts. Entirely new chapters treat the deepening of partisan divisions and the rise of "trade and . . ." issues (especially labor and the environment). The author concludes with a comprehensive economic and political strategy to cope with globalization and maximize its benefits. The original edition of American Trade Politics won the Gladys Kammerer Award of the American Political Science Association for the best book on US national policy.

When the Tea Party Came to Town

Inside the U.S. House of Representatives' Most Combative, Dysfunctional, and Infuriating Term in Modern History
Author: Robert Draper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451642091
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 660
Presents an assessment of the House of Representatives elected in 2010, including the influence of eighty-seven freshmen, many of whom had never held public office, and the actions of more senior members from both parties.

Dream in Color

How the Sánchez Sisters Are Making History in Congress
Author: Linda Sánchez,Loretta Sánchez
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446542776
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
View: 7117
By sharing moments from their childhood in Southern California, Linda and Loretta will pass on the values and traditions they learned from their parents--Mexican immigrants who, despite not having graduated high school themselves, made sure all seven of their children went to and graduated from college--that enabled them to conquer challenges and make history. They will speak frankly on the professional highs and lows, successes and scandals that constitute their distinguished careers, and show that the key to realizing your dreams is, above all else, always be true to yourself. Often considered Congress's Odd Couple, these warm witty sisters are not only perfect role models for young Latinas in the US, but for all young women looking to break out and create a brighter future for themselves.

Women and Congressional Elections

A Century of Change
Author: Barbara Palmer,Dennis Michael Simon
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN: 9781588268402
Category: Political Science
Page: 283
View: 7388
Since 1916, when the first woman was elected to the US Congress, fewer than 10% of all members have been women. Why is this number so extraordinarily small? And how has the presence of women in the electoral area changed over the past 100 years? This book aims to answer these questions.

Guide to U.S. Elections

Author: Deborah Kalb
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483380386
Category: Reference
Page: 2192
View: 1545
The CQ Press Guide to U.S. Elections is a comprehensive, two-volume reference providing information on the U.S. electoral process, in-depth analysis on specific political eras and issues, and everything in between. Thoroughly revised and infused with new data, analysis, and discussion of issues relating to elections through 2014, the Guide will include chapters on: Analysis of the campaigns for presidency, from the primaries through the general election Data on the candidates, winners/losers, and election returns Details on congressional and gubernatorial contests supplemented with vast historical data. Key Features include: Tables, boxes and figures interspersed throughout each chapter Data on campaigns, election methods, and results Complete lists of House and Senate leaders Links to election-related websites A guide to party abbreviations

Breach of Trust

How Washington Turns Outsiders Into Insiders
Author: Senator Tom Coburn,John Hart
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418565075
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
View: 3188
Tom A. Coburn, a congressional maverick who kept his promise to serve three terms and then leave Washington, offers a candid look at the inner workings of Congress-why the system changes politicians instead of vice versa. Breach of Trust shows readers, through shocking behind-the-scenes stories, why Washington resists the reform our country desperately needs and how they can make wise, informed decisions about current and future political issues and candidates. This honest and critical look at "business as usual" in Congress reveals how and why elected representatives are quickly seduced into becoming career politicians who won't push for change. Along the way, Coburn offers readers realistic ideas for how to make a difference.