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Overcoming NecessityEmergency, Constraint, and the Meanings of American Constitutionalism

Overcoming Necessity: Emergency, Constraint, and the Meanings of American Constitutionalism

Thomas P. Crocker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300181616
eISBN:
9780300182217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181616.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Using emergency as a cause for action ultimately leads to an almost unnoticed evolution in the political understanding of presidential powers. The Constitution of the United States, however, was ... More

CongressThe First Branch

Congress: The First Branch

Benjamin Ginsberg and Kathryn Wagner Hill

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300220537
eISBN:
9780300249613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220537.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This accessible overview of the US Congress's past and present, introduces students to the country's most democratic institution. The book surveys Congressional elections, the internal structure of ... More

Why the Electoral College Is Bad for AmericaThird Edition

Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America: Third Edition

George C. Edwards

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300243888
eISBN:
9780300249651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243888.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This is the third edition of the definitive book on the unique system by which Americans choose a presidents, and why that system should be changed. It is a critique of the U.S. electoral college and ... More

Choosing the LeaderLeadership Elections in the U.S. House of Representatives

Choosing the Leader: Leadership Elections in the U.S. House of Representatives

Matthew N Green and Douglas Harris

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222579
eISBN:
9780300240795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222579.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

How are congressional party leaders chosen? In the first comprehensive study since Robert Peabody's classic Leadership in Congress, this book draws on newly collected data about U.S. House members ... More

American Religion, American PoliticsAn Anthology

American Religion, American Politics: An Anthology

Joseph K Kosek (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300203516
eISBN:
9780300227802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203516.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Despite the centrality of separation of church and state in American government, religion has played an important role in the nation's politics from colonial times through the present day. This ... More

The Imprint of Congress

The Imprint of Congress

David R. Mayhew

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300215700
eISBN:
9780300227949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215700.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

What kind of job has America's routinely disparaged legislative body actually done? This book provides an insightful historical analysis of the U.S. Congress's performance from the late eighteenth ... More

Underdog PoliticsThe Minority Party in the U.S. House of Representatives

Underdog Politics: The Minority Party in the U.S. House of Representatives

Matthew N. Green

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300181036
eISBN:
9780300182262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181036.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book disputes the conventional belief that the minority party in the US House of Representatives is an unimportant political player. Examining the record of the House minority party from 1970 to ... More

A Mere MachineThe Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy

A Mere Machine: The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy

Anna Harvey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300171112
eISBN:
9780300199192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300171112.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Introductory textbooks on American government tell us that the Supreme Court is independent from the elected branches and that independent courts better protect rights than their more deferential ... More

The American IllnessEssays on the Rule of Law

The American Illness: Essays on the Rule of Law

F. H. Buckley (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300175219
eISBN:
9780300195071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175219.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book brings together twenty-plus contributors from the fields of law, economics, and international relations to look at whether the U.S. legal system is contributing to the country's long ... More

The Tragedy of Child Care in America

The Tragedy of Child Care in America

Edward Zigler, Katherine Marsland, and Heather Lord

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300122336
eISBN:
9780300156263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122336.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Why the United States has failed to establish a comprehensive high-quality child care program is the question at the center of this book. The book presents a firsthand history of the policy making ... More

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