Congress and its members, Volume 1539, Issue 1779

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CQ Press, 2004 - Political Science - 544 pages
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Proven and compelling, the book's core theme--the tension between Congress as a lawmaking institution and Congress as a collection of re-election-minded politicians--gives students a powerful way to understand Congress and the legislative process. Davidson and Oleszek use colorful and often witty examples, noteworthy quotations, telling cases, memorable photos, and helpful tables and figures, wrapping their strong narrative around this tightly organized conceptual framework. Every chapter features new analysis and the most recent and important scholarship.

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I have ordered this book in its many editions for classes that I have taught on Congress and Legislative Politics. It is one of the best general texts available--and readily accessible to those who ... Read full review


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About the author (2004)

Davidson is Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is currently Visiting Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Oleszek is Senior Specialist in American national government at the Congressional Research Service. He is an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at American University and lectures frequently on political affairs in the U.S. and abroad.

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