United States. Congress -- History., United States. Congress -- Handbooks, manuals, etc., United States. Congress., Handbooks and manuals., and History.
No legislature in the world has a greater influence over its nation's public affairs than the US Congress. The Congress's centrality in the US system of government has placed research on Congress at the heart of scholarship on American politics. Generations of American government scholars working in a wide range of methodological traditions have focused their analysis on understanding Congress, both as a lawmaking and a representative institution. The Oxford Handbook of the American Congress takes stock of this impressive and diverse literature, identifying areas of accomplishment and promising directions for future work.
Cohen, James, 1954-, Treǵuer, Annick., Université de Paris III. Institut des hautes études de l'Amérique latine., and Centre de recherche et de documentation sur l'Amérique latine (Centre national de la recherche scientifique)
Hispanic Americans -- Social conditions -- Congresses. and Hispanic Americans -- Politics and government -- Congresses.
Société d'études nord-américaines. Colloque (2002 : Université de Tours), Harris, Trevor., Daniel, Dominique., Groupe de recherches anglo-américaines de Tours., and Société d'études nord-américaines. Colloque (2002 : Université de Tours)
Gangster films -- United States -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Tushnet, Mark V., 1945- editor., Graber, Mark A., editor., and Levinson, Sanford, 1941- editor.
Constitutional law -- United States. and Constitutional law.
The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution offers a comprehensive overview and introduction to the U.S. Constitution from the perspectives of history, political science, law, rights, and constitutional themes, while focusing on its development, structures, rights, and role in the U.S. political system and culture. This Handbook enables readers within and beyond the U.S. to develop a critical comprehension of the literature on the Constitution, along with accessible and up-to-date analysis. The historical essays included in this Handbook cover the Constitution from 1620 right through the Reagan Revolution to the present. Essays on political science detail how contemporary citizens in the United States rely extensively on political parties, interest groups, and bureaucrats to operate a constitution designed to prevent the rise of parties, interest-group politics, and an entrenched bureaucracy. The essays on law explore how contemporary citizens appear to expect and accept the exertions of power by a Supreme Court, whose members are increasingly disconnected from the world of practical politics. Essays on rights discuss how contemporary citizens living in a diverse multi-racial society seek guidance on the meaning of liberty and equality from a Constitution originally designed for a society in which all politically relevant persons shared the same race, gender, religion, and ethnicity. Lastly, the essays on themes explain how in a "globalized" world, people living in the United States can continue to be governed by a constitution originally meant for a society geographically separated from the rest of the "civilized world." Whether a return to the pristine constitutional institutions of the founding or a translation of these constitutional norms in the present is possible remains the central challenge of U.S. constitutionalism today. -- from back cover.
Church and state -- United States., Freedom of religion -- United States., Religion and law -- United States., and Church history.
21 essays present a scholarly look at the intricacies and past and current debates that frame the American system of church and state, within 5 main areas: history, politics, sociology theology/philosophy and law.