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The Congressional Experience : Transforming American Politics - David E. Price

The Congressional Experience

Transforming American Politics


Published: 5th August 2004
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Congressman David Price proves he is uniquely qualified to guide us through the labyrinth of rules, roles, and representatives that is Congress. This third edition is thoroughly updated to cover developments over the past several years - the Bush presidency, consolidated Republican control of the White House and Congress, the plunge from budget surpluses to record deficits, and the "Bush revolution" in foreign policy. A new chapter has also been on defense and foreign affairs, emphasizing the author's own work on Middle East policy and Congress' handling of the war in Iraq. The reader gets a clear sense of the challenges, disappointments, elation, and deep concerns implicit in serving as a member of Congress-especially the kind of member David Price has chosen to be.

Introductionp. 1
Getting electedp. 9
Defeat and returnp. 29
Getting adjustedp. 63
Finding a nichep. 77
Policy entrepreneurshipp. 95
Budget politicsp. 135
Parties and partisanshipp. 179
Foreign policy and defensep. 219
Serving the districtp. 241
Religion and politicsp. 255
Ethics beyond the rule bookp. 273
Concluding reflectionsp. 297
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ISBN: 9780813342627
ISBN-10: 0813342627
Series: Transforming American Politics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 5th August 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition