America's Congress by David R. Mayhew
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America's Congress
By David R. Mayhew

America's Congress

Actions in the Public Sphere, James Madison Through Newt Gingrich New edition

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America's Congress by David R. Mayhew

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To understand American politics and government, we need to recognize that members of Congress are more than agents of societal interests and preferences - they also act with some autonomy and consequence in the public sphere. In this study, a distinguished political scientist examines the actions of members of Congress throughout American history, assessing their patterns and importance and their role in the US system of separation of powers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300093353
ISBN-10: 0300093357
Format: Paperback
(201mm x 131mm x 17mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 6-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David R. Mayhew

David R. Mayhew, Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University, is also the author of Congress: The Electoral Connection (0 300 01809 6, pb. [pound]9.50) and Divided We Govern (0 300 04837 8, pb. [pound]10.95), both published by Yale University Press.

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