Us Congress Handbook State Edition

Author: Columbia Books Inc
Publisher: Columbia Books Incorporated Publishers
ISBN: 1938939379
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Genre:

Get the only fully updated congressional directory available! The Original U.S. Congress Handbook is Washingtons most trusted source for information on congressional offices and their staff. Produced annually since 1974 it is by far the most comprehensive congressional directory available. This pocket size guide gets you up-close and personal with: Members of Congress including their complete contact information, photo, chief of staff, legislative director and scheduler Committee memberships so you can find out who's working on the issues you care about The Executive Branch complete with contact information for senior positions in Office of the President You'll also receive The 114th Alert, a free weekly e-newsletter bringing you the latest staff changes from Capitol Hill. Detailed profiles are organized by state delegation and contain biographical data.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice

Author: Roger D. Congleton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190469795
Release Date: 2018-12-14
Genre: Business & Economics

The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice provides a comprehensive overview of the research in economics, political science, law, and sociology that has generated considerable insight into the politics of democratic and authoritarian systems as well as the influence of different institutional frameworks on incentives and outcomes. The result is an improved understanding of public policy, public finance, industrial organization, and macroeconomics as the combination of political and economic analysis shed light on how various interests compete both within a given rules of the games and, at times, to change the rules. These volumes include analytical surveys, syntheses, and general overviews of the many subfields of public choice focusing on interesting, important, and at times contentious issues. Throughout the focus is on enhancing understanding how political and economic systems act and interact, and how they might be improved. Both volumes combine methodological analysis with substantive overviews of key topics. This second volume examines constitutional political economy and also various applications, including public policy, international relations, and the study of history, as well as methodological and measurement issues. Throughout both volumes important analytical concepts and tools are discussed, including their application to substantive topics. Readers will gain increased understanding of rational choice and its implications for collective action; various explanations of voting, including economic and expressive; the role of taxation and finance in government dynamics; how trust and persuasion influence political outcomes; and how revolution, coups, and authoritarianism can be explained by the same set of analytical tools as enhance understanding of the various forms of democracy.

Persuading Congress A Practical Guide to Parlaying an Understanding of Congressional Folkways and Dynamics into Successful Advocacy on Capitol Hill How to Spend Less and Get More from Congress Candid Advice for Executives

Author: Joseph Gibson
Publisher: The Capitol Net Inc
ISBN: 1587332639
Release Date: 2010-12-01
Genre:

What happens in Congress affects all of our lives and extends into every corner of the economy. Because so much is at stake there, businesses and other interest groups spend billions of dollars each year trying to influence legislation. Yet, most of these efforts are doomed to futility from the outset. Only a small percentage of the bills introduced in Congress actually become law, and most interested parties do not fully understand why those few bills succeed. More importantly, how to get Congress to do what they want remains a mystery to them. This book will help you understand Congress. Written from the perspective of one who has helped put a lot of bills on the president's desk and helped stop a lot more, this book explains in everyday terms why Congress behaves as it does. Then it shows you how you can best deploy whatever resources you have to move Congress in your direction. Because you have limited time, this book sticks to the basics and its chapters are short so that it can be digested rapidly.

Handbook of Child Language Disorders

Author: Richard G. Schwartz
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781315283517
Release Date: 2017-02-03
Genre: Psychology

The acquisition of language is one of the most remarkable human achievements. When language acquisition fails to occur as expected, the impact can be far-reaching, affecting all aspects of the child’s life and the child’s family. Thus, research into the nature, causes, and remediation of children’s language disorders provides important insights into the nature of language acquisition and its underlying bases and leads to innovative clinical approaches to these disorders. This second edition of the Handbook of Child Language Disorders brings together a distinguished group of clinical and academic researchers who present novel perspectives on researching the nature of language disorders in children. The handbook is divided into five sections: Typology; Bases; Language Contexts; Deficits, Assessment, and Intervention; and Research Methods. Topics addressed include autism, specific language impairment, dyslexia, hearing impairment, and genetic syndromes and their deficits, along with introductions to genetics, speech production and perception, neurobiology, linguistics, cognitive science, and research methods. With its global context, this handbook also includes studies concerning children acquiring more than one language and variations within and across languages. Thoroughly revised, this edition offers state-of-the-art information in child language disorders together in a single volume for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students. It will also serve as a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners in speech-language pathology, audiology, special education, and neuropsychology, as well as for individuals interested in any aspect of language acquisition and its disorders.

House Practice

Author: Charles W. Johnson (III)
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 0160937841
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Law

Published by the Parliamentarian of the House of Representatives. Contains the parliamentary precedents of the United States House of Representatives. The compilation of the parliamentary precedents of the House is as important as any other function of the Office of the Parliamentarian. For each procedural decision made on the floor of the House, the Parliamentarian extracts the proceedings from the daily Congressional Record and writes a parliamentary syllabus. These “headnotes” must be precise, stating the real substance of the decision and its legal rationale in suitably narrow terms. To bridge the span between a digest of decisions and formally published precedents, the Parliamentarian publishes House Practice: A Guide to the Rules, Precedents and Procedures of the House, a condensed compilation of procedures of current application. Other related products: Senate Manual, 2013, Containing the Standing Rules, Orders, Laws, and Resolutions Affecting the Business of the United States Senate is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/052-071-01569-8 Senate Election Law Guidebook 2010 is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/052-070-07602-0 Examining the Filibuster: Hearings, April 22, 2010; May 19, 2010; June 23, 2010; July 28, 2010; and September 22 and 29, 2010 is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/052-070-07599-6 Congressional Oversight Panel September Oversight Report: Assessing the TARP on the Eve of Its Expiration, September 16, 2010 is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/052-071-01536-1

Constitution Jefferson s Manual Rules of the House of Representatives of the U S

Author: House Of Representatives
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 0160939577
Release Date: 2017-09-21
Genre: Business & Economics

The House Rules and Manual contains the fundamental source material for parliamentary procedure used in the House of Representatives: the Constitution of the United States; applicable provisions of Jefferson's Manual; Rules of the House (as of the date of this preface); provisions of law and resolutions having the force of Rules of the House; and pertinent decisions of the Speakers and other presiding officers of the House and Committee of the Whole interpreting the rules and other procedural authority used in the House of Representatives. The rules for the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress were adopted on January 3, 2017, when the House agreed to House Resolution 5. In addition to a series of changes to various standing rules, House Resolution 5 included separate free-standing orders constituting procedures to be followed in the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress. Explanations of the changes to the standing rules appear in the annotations following each rule in the text of this Manual. Related items: Office of the Parliamentarian publications can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/office-parliamentarian United States Congress publications can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/united-states-congress

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406547540
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Constitutional history


Unsere Revolution

Author: Bernie Sanders
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 9783843715751
Release Date: 2017-06-02
Genre: Political Science

Bernie Sanders zeigt, dass eine wahre gesellschaftliche Erneuerung nur von links geschehen kann. Seine Ideen eines modernen demokratischen Sozialismus sind wichtiger als je zuvor – für die USA und für die ganze Welt. In der führenden Nation des Westens spielen die Belange der Mittelschicht und der Geringverdiener, aber auch die des Umweltschutzes und der Minder heiten eine empörend geringe Rolle. Doch der Sozialist Bernie Sanders kämpft weiter für eine politische Revolution: für eine Ökonomie, die nicht nur Jobs schafft, sondern auch für gerechte Löhne sorgt; für ein Gesundheitswesen, das allen zugute kommt; für den nachhaltigen Schutz unserer Umwelt — und gegen jede Form von Rassismus. Nur so wird es gelingen, den USA und der ganzen Welt eine bessere Zukunft zu schaffen. Sanders’ Buch ist die linkspolitische Agenda für alle, die mit dem Primat der Profitgier und der Willkür des Establishments nicht einverstanden sind und nach neuen Wegen jenseits des Raubtierkapitalismus suchen.

Die Arroganz der Macht

Author: J. William Fulbright
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783688112876
Release Date: 2018-08-17
Genre: Fiction

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.»

Die Machiavellis der Wissenschaft das Netzwerk des Leugnens

Author: Erik M. Conway
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527412112
Release Date: 2013-12-18
Genre: Democracy and science

Ein ganz realer Thriller: Wie skrupellose Lobbyisten seriöse Forscher diffamierten und gezielt Falschinformationen in lancierten Medienkampagnen global verbreiteten. Der Plot ist hollywoodreif, die Geschichte so skandalträchtig wie bestürzend Eine Handvoll Forscher leugnet, manipuliert und diskreditiert anerkannte wissenschaftliche Tatsachen wie den Klimawandel oder den Zusammenhang zwischen dem Rauchen und gesundheitlichen Risiken. Doch Die Machiavellis der Wissenschaft (im Original Merchants of Doubt) ist kein fiktiver Roman, sondern berichtet von der Realität. In den USA sorgte das Buch von Naomi Oreskes und Erik M. Conway für Furore und wurde zum Bestseller. Kein Wunder, die Geschichte, die sie erzählen, ist schließlich unglaublich – es ist die Geschichte über den Kampf gegen Fakten und über den Handel mit dem Zweifel, über die Manipulation der Medien und die Diffamierung Einzelner. Und sie geht uns alle an. Schließlich lehnten die USA als einzige Industrienation die Ratifizierung des Kyoto–Protokolls ab und verhinderten so wichtige Schritte des Klimaschutzes. Ein Lehrstück über die Macht der Industrielobby und ihre Handlanger aus Politik und Wissenschaft und ein Lehrstück darüber, wie erschreckend einfach es möglich ist, mit unlauteren Absichten selbst seriöse Medien zu beeinflussen und mit nachweislich falschen Informationen zu »füttern«.

Reset

Author: Richard Florida
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593391250
Release Date: 2010-08-01
Genre: Political Science

Vom Autor des internationalen Bestsellers The Rise of the Creative Class Die Kreativen sind der Wirtschaftsmotor der Zukunft. Sie sind der Rohstoff, auf den die neue Wirtschaftsordnung nach der Krise setzen muss. Für allgemeinen, dauerhaften Wohlstand müssen wir jetzt handeln und das kreative Potenzial unserer Gesellschaft aktivieren.