CQ Almanac 2008

110th Congress 2nd Session

Author: Jan Austin

Publisher: Congress at Your Fingertips

ISBN: 9780982353707

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 7168

Bush on the Home Front

Domestic Policy Triumphs and Setbacks

Author: John D. Graham

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253004130

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 4861

Military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq consumed so much attention during his presidency that few people appreciated that George W. Bush was also an activist on the home front. Despite limited public support, and while confronting a deeply divided Congress, Bush engineered and implemented reforms of public policy on a wide range of issues: taxes, education, health care, energy, environment, and regulatory reform. In Bush on the Home Front, former Bush White House official and academic John D. Graham analyzes Bush’s successes in these areas and setbacks in other areas such as Social Security and immigration reform. Graham provides valuable insights into how future presidents can shape U.S. domestic policy while facing continuing partisan polarization.

U.S. Foreign Policy Today

American Renewal?

Author: Steven W. Hook,James M. Scott

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1544350309

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 5671

This new contributed volume from Steven Hook and James Scott introduces students to the conduct of foreign policy under the Obama administration. Its twelve original essays, written by a stellar cast of experts in the field, address whether the Obama administration’s strategy represents a “renewal” of U.S. engagement. To what extent has this administration succeeded in building both the domestic and international constituencies needed to implement its foreign policy goals? How exactly have Obama’s policies regarding drone strikes, prisoner abuse, extraordinary rendition, and climate change differed from Bush-era policies? Contributors provide detailed assessments of these and many other key questions. Designed to fit easily into courses on U.S. foreign policy, the volume’s first part looks at policy formulation, while the second part tackles policy domains. An extensive bibliography makes a great student resource for further research.

CQ Almanac

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781568026404

Category: United States

Page: 700

View: 9332

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

Political Behavior of the American Electorate

Author: Elizabeth A. Theiss-Morse,Michael W. Wagner,William H. Flanigan,Nancy H. Zingale

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506367720

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

View: 503

The 2016 elections took place under intense political polarization and uncertain economic conditions, to widely unexpected results. How did Trump pull off his victory? Political Behavior of the American Electorate, Fourteenth Edition, attempts to answer this question by interpreting data from the most recent American National Election Study to provide a thorough analysis of the 2016 elections and the current American political behavior. Authors Elizabeth Theiss-Morse and Michael Wagner continue the tradition of Flanigan and Zingale to illustrate and document trends in American political behavior with the best longitudinal data available. The authors also put these trends in context by focusing on the major concepts and characteristics that shape Americans’ responses to politics. In the completely revised Fourteenth Edition, you will explore get-out-the-vote efforts and the reasons people voted the way they did, as well as the nature and impact of partisanship, news media coverage, and other issues in 2016—all with an eye toward understanding the trends that led up to the historic decision.

Crossing the Aisle

Party Switching by US Legislators in the Postwar Era

Author: Antoine Yoshinaka

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316473082

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 1781

Switching parties is arguably the most important decision a politician will ever make. This book is the first-ever systematic study of the causes and consequences of legislative party switching in the United States. The author argues that re-election alone does not explain party switching. He proposes an ambition-based theory that accounts for multiple goals (including higher office aspirations and the desire for influence in the legislature) with a focus on the electoral costs and the institutional benefits of the decision. The book combines the statistical analysis of electoral data and legislative careers in the US Congress and state legislatures with elite interviews of party switchers, non-switchers, and a party leader. The case study of a party switcher's decision in 'real time' documents the complexity of the decision in a politician's own words prior to and following the switch. The book raises important questions regarding the meaning of a party label.

The U.S. Senate

From Deliberation to Dysfunction

Author: Burdett Loomis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1483305244

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 4097

With an avalanche of scholarship on the House, it can be tough to balance out coverage in a typical Congress course with appropriate readings on the "slow institution." Offering top-notch research geared to an undergraduate audience, Loomis' new edited volume represents a broad picture of the contemporary Senate and how it came to be. While addressing issues of delay, obstruction, and polarization in a variety of ways, the scholars in this collection are not proposing a reform agenda, but instead, explore the historical and political contexts for how difficult it can be to change a non-majoritarian, highly individualistic institution. Students will come away from these chapters with a much greater appreciation of the Senate's unique combination of tradition, precedent, and constitutional mandate.

CQ Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 2465

Canadian Almanac & Directory

Author: Leslie MacKenzie

Publisher: Grey House Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 1778

View: 8129

The Canadian Almanac & Directory contains sixteen directories in one - giving you all the facts and figures you will ever need about Canada. No other single source provides users with the quality and depth of up-to-date information for all types of research. This national directory and guide gives you access to statistics, images and over 100,000 names and addresses for everything from Airlines to Zoos-updated every year. Each section is a directory in itself, providing robust information on business and finance, communications, government, associations, arts and culture (museums, zoos, libraries, etc.), health, transportation, law, education, and more. Government information includes federal, provincial and territorial-and includes an easy-to-use quick index to find key information. A separate municipal government section includes every municipality in Canada, with full profiles of Canada's largest urban centers. A complete legal directory lists judges and judicial officials, court locations and law firms across the country. A wealth of general information, The Canadian Almanac & Directory also includes national statistics on population, employment, imports and exports, and more. National awards and honors are presented, along with forms of address, Commonwealth information and full color photos of Canadian symbols. Postal information, weights, measures, distances and other useful charts are also incorporated. Complete almanac information includes perpetual calendars, five-year holiday planners and astronomical information. Published continuously for over 160 years, The Canadian Almanac & Directory is the best single reference source for business executives, managers and assistants; government and public affairs executives; lawyers; marketing, sales and advertising executives; researchers, editors and journalists, and is a must for all Canadian libraries and universities

CQ's Politics in America, 2010

The 111th Congress

Author: Chuck McCutcheon,Christina L. Lyons

Publisher: Cq Press

ISBN: 9781604266030

Category: Political Science

Page: 1214

View: 609

Reliable, readable, insightful, and objective, CQ&BAD:rsquo;s Politics in America has been called &BAD:ldquo;the ultimate insider&BAD:rsquo;s guide to politics.&BAD:rdquo; Politics in America is an essential resource for any collection that serves readers who want authoritative information on the members of the 111th Congress. The profiles of the 535 members plus the delegates offer concise and candid analysis of personalities, political styles, legislative agendas, political ambitions, and reputations of members at home and on Capitol Hill. Detailed state and district information plus a wealth of information and data on campaign finance, partisan caucuses, standing committees, and other member facts round out the book. The 2010 edition details how the Democrats strengthened their majorities in the House and Senate.Profiles include:Biographical data, committee assignments, CQ Vote Studies, interest group ratings, and contact informationState-by-state and congressional voting demographicsCampaign finance statistics and election resultsLeadership, caucuses, and member statistics

Die Arroganz der Macht

Author: J. William Fulbright

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3688112873

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 3206

Nach den bürgerkriegsähnlichen Unruhen in Vierteln von Newark, Detroit und anderen Städten der USA faßte Fulbright Anfang August 1967 in einer Rede vor der amerikanischen Anwaltsvereinigung in Honolulu seine Kritik an der Innen- und Außenpolitik der USA zusammen in dem Urteil, die Vereinigten Staaten «übten Macht um der Macht willen» aus und sie seien auf dem Wege, «eine imperialistische Nation zu werden». Der Illusion, Amerika könne in Vietnam Krieg führen und zugleich Armut und Rechtsungleichheit im eigenen Lande wirksam bekämpfen, hielt der Senator die Diagnose entgegen, die USA seien im Begriff, den Krieg an beiden Fronten zu verlieren, denn: «Der Vietnamkrieg zehrt nicht nur an den menschlichen und materiellen Grundlagen unserer schwelenden Städte, er nährt nicht nur in den Slums die Überzeugung, daß das Land ihrer Lage gleichgültig gegenüberstehe. Der Krieg bestärkt immer mehr die Vorstellung, daß die Gewalt ein Weg zur Lösung von Problemen sei.»

Library and Book Trade Almanac 2011

Author: Information Today Inc

Publisher: Information Today

ISBN: 9781573874120

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 836

View: 4361

An industry information resource and directory covers news, trends, events, new legislation, and funding changes and offers statistics on book prices, library expenditures, and average salaries.

Goethes Werke

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406084812

Category: German drama

Page: 804

View: 7802

Curiosités et énigmes de l'histoire de France

Author: Jean-Pierre Colignon

Publisher: Albin Michel

ISBN: 2226196498

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5399

Qui a inspiré à « Marianne », figure allégorique de la République, son prénom ? À quelle prédiction de Nostradamus renvoie le cri de Catherine de Médicis : « Saint-Germain ... Je suis perdue ! »Qui fut couronné roi de Corse au XVIIe siècle ? Comment s'appelle l'unique sainte républicaine de l'histoire de France ?À quel académicien doit-on la notion de protection de la vie privée ?Quel personnage politique a instauré l'isoloir pour les élections ?Où et pourquoi peut-on trouver une réplique du Manneken Pis en France ? ...Laissez-vous guider par Jean-Pierre Colignon au fil de ce voyage ludique et érudit à travers les siècles, à la découverte de mots, d'énigmes et autres curiosités de l'histoire de France. De Vercingétorix à Nicolas Sarkozy, un parcours libre et buissonnier au coeur de l'histoire et de la langue française, ponctué de jeux et enrichi de commentaires ... pour s'instruire en s'amusant !

Protozoologie

Author: Karl G. Grell

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642498604

Category: Science

Page: 284

View: 8946

Die Protozoologie ist keine besondere Wissenschaft, sondern nur die Zu sammenfassung der Kenntnisse, welche wir von einer bestimmten Tiergruppe, den Protozoen, besitzen. Sie ist daher nichts weiter als ein Teil der speziellen Zoologie. Trotzdem hat das Wort "Protozoologie" einen besonderen Klang. Mehr als alle anderen Tiergruppen haben die Protozoen dazu angeregt, Fragen von allgemeiner biologischer Bedeutung aufzuwerfen, und nicht wenige Fragen sind mit ihrer Hilfe beantwortet worden oder einer Beantwortung nähergerückt. In anderen Ländern ist die Bewertung der Protozoen als Untersuchungs objekte in ständigem Anstieg begriffen. Äußerlich kommt dies z. B. darin zum Ausdruck, daß die im Jahre 1947 in den USA gegründete "Society of Proto zoologists" heute bereits über 450 Mitglieder zählt. Seltsamerweise ist aber das Interesse an den Protozoen unter den deutschen Biologen immer mehr im Schwinden begriffen. Mit diesem Buch möchte ich dazu beitragen, dieses Interesse neu zu beleben. Die Anregung dazu gab mir eine Vorlesung, die ich in den letzten Jahren mehr mals im Zoologischen Institut der Tübinger Universität hielt. Hierzu trug auch ein protozoologischer Kurs bei, den ich in jedem Sommersemester gemeinsam mit meinem Kollegen V. SCHWARTZ veranstalte.