A timely and cogent collection of the best of CQ reporting for the last six months of the CQ Weekly. Ideal for either specific research or general reporting, these selections provide up-to-date examination and analysis of current issues and controversies. To facilitate additional research, the original date of publication along with the page number references to related and background articles in the CQ Weekly and CQ Almanac.
The Federal Regulatory Directory, Seventeenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.
In simple, clear language, the new edition of this classic work presents basic explanations of the procedures and rules that govern the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Highlighted sidebars further detail the impact of congressional action with interesting narrative examples from history, along with charts and tables that provide a complete overview of congressional procedures. This edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the changes on Capitol Hill since 2008. How Congress Works helps readers place recent events in the context of the entire picture of how Congress operates. A detailed index rounds out this introduction to the real Congress.
The CQ Press Writing Guide for Public Policy is loaded with rich real world examples that help you master the process of translating insightful policy analysis into clear policy recommendations. Known for his conversational writing style, author Andrew Pennock offers step-by-step instructions on how to write for a variety of genres in a style that policy makers expect. Focusing on an audience-centered approach, you will first learn how to create and organize an argument based on the unique needs and expectations of policy makers. The book then moves onto the nuts and bolts of how to write for a policy audience, with special consideration of ethics and working with visual and technical materi...
Turn your degree into a career Designed to help students consider their career options and opportunities, The CQ Press Career Guide for Political Science Students offers a practical collection of employment resources, career-path options, and real-life tips for how to get ahead. Providing the road map that students need to design their undergraduate experience to maximize their transferable skills, author Wendy Whitman Cobb outlines jobs political science majors can pursue; offers guidance on how to actually get the job; and illuminates pathways to graduate school.
Turn your degree into a career! The CQ Press Career Guide for Global Politics Students helps you navigate your first steps toward a career in global politics or international relations. With a focus on setting personal goals and maximizing transferable skills, author Peter Ubertaccio outlines diverse career-path options for global politics students and illuminates pathways to graduate school. Full of practical advice on how to secure a job—including a collection of employment resources, résumé-building tips, and student success stories—this guide provides an action-oriented road map for you to develop your undergraduate experience into a fulfilling career in global politics.
This unique guide will provide an overview of radical U.S. political movements on both the left and the right sides of the ideological spectrum, with a focus on analyzing the origins and trajectory of the various movements and the impact that movement ideas and activities have had on mainstream American politics. The work is organized thematically, with each chapter focusing on a prominent arena of radical activism in the United States. The chapters will trace the chronological development of these extreme leftist and rightist movements throughout U.S. history. Each chapter will include a discussion of central individuals, organizations, and events as well as their impact on popular opinion, political discourse and public policy. For movements that have arisen multiple times throughout U.S. history (nativism, religious, radical labor, separatists), the chapter will trace the history over time but the analysis will emphasize its most recent manifestations. Sidebar features will be included in each chapter to provide additional contextual information to facilitate increased understanding of the topic.
Published every six months, CQ's Guide to Current American Government is a collection of the best of CQ reporting for the last six months of the CQ Weekly. The annual Fall and Spring editions cover the major issues under debate in Congress, Supreme Court decisions, and controversies among conflicting interests. The new Fall 1999 edition covers over 25 topics, including such important issues as: -- Health care reform measures -- IRS restructuring update -- Efforts to overhaul the Medicare system -- The plan to privatize Social Security Ideal for either specific research of general reporting, these selections represent the critical issues and controversies of the past six months. CQ's Guide to...