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The Macropolitics of Congress

E. Scott Adler, John S. Lapinski - Political Science - 2011 - 288 pages
How do public laws, treaties, Senate confirmations, and other legislative achievements help us to gain insight into how our governmental system performs? This well-argued book ...
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The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of ...

Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, Henry E. Brady - Political Science - 2012 - 728 pages
Politically active individuals and organizations make huge investments of time, energy, and money to influence everything from election outcomes to congressional subcommittee ...
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The State of Democracy in America

William J. Crotty - Political Science - 2001 - 250 pages
In this wide-ranging assessment of democracy in America today, fifteen respected scholars of American politics chart the strengths and weaknesses of the nation's democratic ...
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The Substance of Representation: Congress, American Political Development ...

John S. Lapinski - Political Science - 2013 - 192 pages
Lawmaking is crucial to American democracy because it completely defines and regulates the public life of the nation. Yet despite its importance, political scientists spend ...
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Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer--and Turned ...

Jacob S. Hacker, Paul Pierson - Political Science - 2010 - 368 pages
A groundbreaking work that identifies the real culprit behind one of the great economic crimes of our time— the growing inequality of incomes between the vast majority of ...
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Policy Agendas in British Politics

Peter John, Anthony Bertelli, Will Jennings, Shaun Bevan - Political Science - 2013 - 256 pages
Through a unique dataset covering half a century of policy-making in Britain, this book traces how topics like the economy, international affairs, and crime have changed in ...
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Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Antipoverty Policy

Martin Gilens - Social Science - 2009 - 303 pages
Tackling one of the most volatile issues in contemporary politics, Martin Gilens's work punctures myths and misconceptions about welfare policy, public opinion, and the role of ...
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Who Governs?: Presidents, Public Opinion, and Manipulation

James N. Druckman, Lawrence R. Jacobs - Political Science - 2015 - 192 pages
America’s model of representational government rests on the premise that elected officials respond to the opinions of citizens. This is a myth, however, not a reality ...
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Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United ...

Jan E. Leighley, Jonathan Nagler - Political Science - 2013 - 232 pages
Who Votes Now? compares the demographic characteristics and political views of voters and nonvoters in American presidential elections since 1972 and examines how electoral ...
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Public Opinion in State Politics

Jeffrey E. Cohen - Political Science - 2006 - 304 pages
Since the Reagan presidency, more and more public policymaking authority has devolved to the states, a trend that the contributors to this volume argue is unlikely to abate ...
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