Registrace | Přihlášení

Košík je zatím prázdný

Měna:

czk

VSI U.S. Congress

(Produkt nebyl zatím hodnocen)

Napsat recenzi

Autor: D. Ritchie
Vydavatel: Oxford University Press
Publikováno: 2010
Formát: paperback 168 stran
Cena: 176 Kč ( 160 Kč bez DPH)
Ušetříte 19 Kč (10%)
Běžná cena 195 Kč
Dostupnost: Skladem u dodavatele - expedujeme do 28 pracovních dnů

Informace o dostupnosti

Toto zboží se nachází ve skladu našeho dodavatele.

  • Expedujeme do 28 pracovních dnů.

Anotace

Many scholars believe that the framers of the Constitution intended Congress to be the preeminent branch of government. Indeed, no other legislature in the world approaches its power. Yet most Americans have only a murky idea of how it works. In The U.S. Congress, Donald A. Ritchie, a congressional historian for more than thirty years, takes readers on a fascinating, behind-the-scenes tour of Capitol Hill-pointing out the key players, explaining their behavior, and translating parliamentary language into plain English. No mere civics lesson, this eye-opening book provides an insider's perspective on Congress, matched with a professional historian's analytical insight. After a swift survey of the creation of Congress by the constitutional convention, he begins to unscrew the nuts and pull out the bolts. What is it like to campaign for congress? To attract large donors? To enter either house with no seniority? He answers these questions and more, explaining committee assignments (and committee work), the role of staffers and lobbyists, floor proceedings, parliamentary rules, and coalition building. Ritchie explores the great effort put into constituent service-as representatives and senators respond to requests from groups and individuals-as well as media relations and news coverage. He also explores how the grand concepts we all know from civics class-checks and balances, advise and consent, congressional oversight-work in practice, in an age of strong presidents and a muscular Senate minority (no matter which party is in that position). In this sparkling addition to Oxford's Very Short Introduction series, Donald Ritchie moves beyond the cynicism and the platitudes to provide a gem of a portrait of how Congress really works.

Kategorie

Knihovnické kódy

  • EAN: 9780195338317

Zákazníci si zakoupili s tímto produktem

Nová recenze

Podělte se o svůj názor na tento titul s ostatními čtenáři.

Otázka proti spamu



Přihlášení uživatele