CQ Weekly

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CQ Weekly provides resources on non-partisan information on Capitol Hill. The Web version includes access to the full text of all articles published since 1983. In addition, some articles are available prior to when they appear in print.

Congress Reconsidered

Author: Lawrence C. Dodd
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1483304752
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Since its first edition, Congress Reconsidered was designed to make available the best contemporary work from leading congressional scholars in a form that is both challenging and accessible to undergraduates. For almost four decades, Lawrence Dodd and Bruce Oppenheimer have delivered on this goal. With their tenth edition, this tradition continues, but with the benefit of contributing authors now able to focus on how various aspects of Congress have changed over time. Gary Jacobson not only analyzes congressional elections in the present day, but looks at changes that have occurred in elections since the 1970s, while Kathryn Pearson examines the growth (in number and influence) of women members of Congress. Simply put, this volume remains on the cutting edge with key insights into the workings of Congress.

American Reference Books Annual

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar
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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

CQ Almanac

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ISBN: 9781568026404
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CQ Almanac Plus gives you an in-depth look at the major bills of the second session of the 108th Congress, including the landmark overhaul of the nation's intelligence community and the failed attempt to update the nation's main highway law. The book also details the year's two big tax bills - for businesses and for middle-class families, along with the 13 appropriations bills, of which were enacted by the end of the session for the first time in three years. This year's edition also has a special section on the 2001 elections, with summaries of the presidential and congressional races and complete, official returns for every congressional district in the country. Each of the more than 80 legistative histories contains a detailed adescription of the bill, a behind-the-scene look at how it was shaped and its status at the end of 2004. CQ Almanac Plus also gives you the following: Key Votes Vote Studies All roll-call votes Public Laws

The CQ Researcher Bound Volume 2006

Author: Inc. Congressional Quarterly
Publisher: Cq Press
ISBN: 9780872895447
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Presents articles that cover a variety of social conditions and problems, including domestic violence, eating disorders, stem cell research, abortion, ecotourism, and environmenalism.

CQ Almanac 2013

Author: C. Q. Roll Call
Publisher: Cq Press
ISBN: 9781483358475
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CQ Almanac is the essential resource that chronicles and analyzes the major bills brought before Congress in the previous year. Published each summer, this non-partisan reference work offers exclusive insight into the forces that drove action on legislation. The CQ Almanac Includes: An unbiased look at the issues that mattered most in 2014 Offers original narrative accounts of every major piece of legislation that lawmakers considered during a congressional session Arranged thematically, CQ Almanac organizes, distills, and cross-indexes for permanent reference the full year in Congress and in national politics Print Version includes: Legislative Profiles, Key Votes, Vote Studies, Roll Call Votes, and Public Laws Available In Print and Online.

The Diversity Paradox

Author: Kristin Kanthak
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199891737
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In legislatures, group dynamics affect how the legislature operates, who is valued enough to play a critical decision-making role, and what voices matter in determining policy outcomes. An increase in a minority group's size within democratically-elected legislatures actually leads to the devaluation of individual minority group members. The authors assert that representative institutions such as legislatures face a 'diversity paradox': when the size of a minority group increases beyond mere 'tokenism' in representative institutions, it tends to create an unintended backlash toward the minority group's members that emanates from both majority and fellow minority group members. The inclusion of minority group voices in representative institutions is critical in a wide range of political decisions, ranging from legislative gender quotas in the new Iraqi constitution to attempts in the U.S. to increase minority representation through redistricting.