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.
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.
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.
The CQ Press Guide to Urban Politics and Policy in the United States will bring the CQ Press reference guide approach to topics in urban politics and policy in the United States. If the old adage that “all politics is local” is even partially true, then cities are important centers for political activity and for the delivery of public goods and services. U.S. cities are diverse in terms of their political and economic development, demographic makeup, governance structures, and public policies. Yet there are some durable patterns across American cities, too. Despite differences in governance and/or geographic size, most cities face similar challenges in the management of public finances, ...
Get beyond horserace coverage and help your students really understand what’s going on in November with CQ Press's Guide to the 2014 Midterm Elections. With veteran journalist and political analyst Chuck McCutcheon’s illuminating supplement, your students will benefit from the broader context and spot-on coverage he provides of the significance of the upcoming midterm elections—both historically and for the next four years; key races at the House, Senate, and gubernatorial levels and why they matter at a national level; how the events of the last two years, including the government shutdown, the launch of healthcare.gov, and recent Supreme Court decisions on campaign finance will affec...
Journalist and political analyst Bob Benenson lays out a road map to help students understand: the ups and downs and ins and outs of the nomination process and the primaries; the importance of the electoral map and key battleground states
This easy-to-use volume contains brief essays on the origins and development of the American party system, plus short profiles of major and most third parties in American history and aspects of political campaigns and elections-from campaigning and campaign finance to presidential primaries and political party conventions. The appendix contains several tables of important political facts, such as U.S. presidents and vice presidents, election data, party control of Congress and the White House, and all presidential and vice-presidential party nominees from 1831 to 2000. A detailed index completes the volume.