on_parties
Nelson W. Polsby and Raymond E. Wolfinger, editors
Publication Date:
1999

Over the past 50 years, no one has contributed more to our understanding of political parties than Austin Ranney. Here, 12 leading experts, Ranney’s colleagues and students, adopt his agenda and examine contemporary political parties from a variety of perspectives. They highlight the recent movement to subject parties...

explorations_evolution_0
H. Douglas Price
Publication Date:
1998

For 30 years, Douglas Price expressed some of the most interesting ideas in the field of congressional behavior. Here, collected for the first time, are his most important essays on the history and structure of Congress, essays that have had enormous influence on students of Congress everywhere.

new_amer_political_disorder
An essay by Robert A. Dahl. Introduction by Austin Ranney and responses by Richard M. Abrams, David W. Brady, Patrick Chamorel, and Jack Citrin
Publication Date:
1994

Robert A. Dahl, America's foremost political theorist analyses the current dysfunction in political decision making and the collapse of communications between citizens and their leaders. Five scholars from Berkeley and Stanford respond.

fenno_watching_politicians
Richard F. Fenno, Jr.
Publication Date:
1990

In this brilliant case study, Fenno, America's leading practitioner of participant observation, reflects on how the press and political scientists reacted when George Bush chose Dan Quayle to be his vice president–and on his personal dilemma as a scholar with a wealth of information about a little known, much criticized...

polsby_partyreform
Nelson W. Polsby
Publication Date:
1983

In this important and provocative book, Nelson W. Polsby argues that many of the most significant problems of American government and politics today are rooted in how we nominate our presidents and prepare them for office. Looking back at the revolutionary reforms undertaken by the Democratic Party after

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fenno_congressmen_in_committees
Richard F. Fenno, Jr.
Publication Date:
1973

In this classic study, America's leading student of Congress shows how the different organizational environments of three congressional committees affect the behavior of members and shapes legislative outcomes.