The United States Congress

The United States Congress

eBook - 2003
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This introductory text looks at the workings of the United States Congress, and uses the Republican period of ascendancy, which lasted from 1994 until 2000, as an example of how the Congress works in practice. The book illustrates the basic principles of Congress using contemporary and recentexamples, while also drawing attention to the changes that took place in the 1990s. The period of Republican control is absent from many of the standard texts and is of considerable academic interest for a number of reasons, not least the 1994 election, the budget deadlock in 1995 and the Clintonimpeachment scandal of 1999. The book traces the origin and development of the United States Congress, before looking in depth at the role of representatives and senators, the committee system, parties in Congress, and the relationship between Congress and the President, the media and interest groups.
Publisher: Manchester, UK ; New York, USA : Manchester University Press ; New York : distributed in the USA by Palgrave, 2003.
ISBN: 0719063094
0719063086
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 177 p.)
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK

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