The American Congress: A Reference Handbook

by
Sara L. Hagedornauthor
Michael C. LeMayauthor
The American Congress: A Reference Handbook

20190630

ABC-CLIO

Pages 404
Topics Current Events and Issues: Politics and Government;Politics, Law, and Government;Budgetary Powers;Ethics;House of Representatives;Legislative Branch;O'Neill, Tip;Oversight of The Executive Branch;Rayburn, Sam;Reed, Tom;Senate;Speaker of The House;Tribalism

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The American Congress: A Reference Handbook

Author(s): Hagedorn, Sara; LeMay, Michael;
Contributors: Hagedorn, Sara; LeMay, Michael;
Abstract:

This volume thoroughly examines the operations and politics of the U.S. Congress. It guides readers to their own assessment of congressional politics and provides them with the basis for future reading and study of the subject.


• Presents the major functions of Congress and how they have evolved

• Discusses proposed solutions to more than a dozen major problems facing Congress and enables readers to judge for themselves whether or not such solutions are likely to work or may have unforeseen consequences

• Synthesizes a comprehensive body of scholarly discussion on Congress, providing readers with a foundation for additional reading and research

• Explains why hyper-partisan politics, also known as "tribalism," has developed in Congress and why it leads to a stalemate in lawmaking

• Provides readers with an understanding of the checks and balances system, and why Congress often fails to exercise those powers

SortTitle: american congress: a reference handbook
Keyword(s): Current Events and Issues: Politics and Government; Politics, Law, and Government; Budgetary Powers; Ethics; House of Representatives; Legislative Branch; O'Neill, Tip; Oversight of The Executive Branch; Rayburn, Sam; Reed, Tom; Senate; Speaker of The House; Tribalism
Author Info:
Sara L. Hagedornauthor
Michael C. LeMayauthor
eISBN-13: 9781440865817
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440865800
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 404
Publication Date: 20190630
Series: Contemporary World Issues