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When the Tea Party Came to Town: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives' Most Combative, Dysfunctional, and Infuriating Term in Modern History

by Robert Draper

When the Tea Party Came to Town demonstrates Robert Draper’s uncanny ability to ferret out news-making tidbits and provides us with the first look at this game-changing Congress—sure to be a classic work....


Congress For Dummies

by David Silverberg, Tom Daschel & Dennis Hastert

Congress For Dummies helps you sort out what Congress does on a daily basis and what it all means to you, the citizen. It shows you how to get organized, make your voice heard, and influence legislation that...


Congressional Ambivalence: The Political Burdens of Constitutional Authority

by Jasmine Farrier

Is the United States Congress dead, alive, or trapped in a moribund cycle? When confronted with controversial policy issues, members of Congress struggle to satisfy conflicting legislative, representative, and...


One Nation Under Siege

by Jocelyn Evans

Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, America's political institutions underwent radical changes as they adapted to comprehensive security reforms. While the media exhaustively covered new security protocols...


Routledge Handbook of International Human Rights Law

by Scott Sheeran & Sir Nigel Rodley

The Routledge Handbook of International Human Rights Law provides the definitive global survey of the discipline of international human rights law. Each chapter is written by a leading expert and provides a...


Summary of Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches - John W. Dean

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by John W. Dean in his book “Broken Government: Hoe Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches”....


Summary of The Great Decision: Jefferson, Adams, Marshall, and the Battle for the Supreme Court - Cliff Sloan and David McKean

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Cliff Sloan and David McKean in their book “The Great Decision: Jefferson, Adams, Marshall, and the Battle for the Supreme Court”....


Summary of Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court - Jan Crawford Greenburg

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Jan Crawford Greenburg in his book “Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the struggle for Control of the United States Supreme...


Summary of Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Econony - BILL CLINTON

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Bill Clinton in his book “Back to Work, Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy”. This summary offers a concise...


Summary of Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government - Glenn Beck

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Glenn Beck in his book “Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government”. This summary offers a concise overview...


Summary of Radicals in Robes: Why Extreme Right-Wing Courts are Wrong for America - Cass R. Sunstein

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Cass R. Sunstein in his book “Radicals in Robes, Why Extreme Right-wing Courts are Wrong for America”. This summary offers...


Summary of Supreme Chaos: The Politics of Judicial Confirmation and the Culture War - Charles Willis Pickering

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Charles Willis Pickering in his book “Supreme Chaos: The Politics of Judicial Confirmation and the Culture of War”. This summary...


Summary of The Next Justice: Repairing the Supreme Court Appointments Process - Christopher L. Eisgruber

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Christopher L. Eisgruber in his book “The Next Justice: Repairing the Supreme Court Appointments Process”. This summary offers...


Russell Long: A Life in Politics

by Michael S. Martin

Russell Long (1918-2003) occupies a unique niche in twentieth-century United States history. Born into Louisiana's most influential political family, and son of perhaps the most famous Louisianan of all time,...


Dead Men Ruling: How to Restore Fiscal Freedom and Rescue Our Future

by C. Eugene Steuerle

The news coming out of Washington, D.C., and reverberating around the nation increasingly sounds like a broken record: low or zero growth in employment, inadequate funds to pay future Social Security and Medicare...


The Roles and Function of Parliamentary Questions

by Shane Martin & Olivier Rozenberg

Parliamentary questions are a feature of almost all national legislatures. Despite this, we know very little about how questions are used by MPs and what impact questions have on controlling the government....


Corruption and Legislatures

by Riccardo Pelizzo & Frederick Stapenhurst

This book investigates parliaments' role in curbing corruption. In addition to discussing the definition, causes, and costs of corruption and the role that parliaments have in reducing corruption, the authors consider...


Reforms at Risk: What Happens After Major Policy Changes Are Enacted

by Eric M. Patashnik

Reforms at Risk is the first book to closely examine what happens to sweeping and seemingly successful policy reforms after they are passed. Most books focus on the politics of reform adoption, yet as Eric...


Capitalist Punishment: Prison Privatization and Human Rights

by Friedman Alex & Parenti Christian

Over 100,000 people in the U.S. are incarcerated in prisons owned and operated by private corporations--a booming business. But how are the human rights of prisoners and prison employees affected when prisons...


Bridging the Information Gap: Legislative Member Organizations as Social Networks in the United States and the European Union

by Nils Ringe & Jennifer Nicoll Victor

Legislative member organizations (LMOs)-such as caucuses in the U.S. Congress and intergroups in the European Parliament-exist in lawmaking bodies around the world. Unlike parties and committees, LMOs play no...