Unorthodox Lawmaking: New Legislative Processes in the Us Congress, 3rd Edition (2020)

Unorthodox Lawmaking: New Legislative Processes in the Us Congress, 3rd Edition Barbara Sinclair Unorthodox Lawmaking New Legislative Processes in the Us Congress rd Edition Open a textbook on American politics and you re likely to find the process by which a bill becomes a law described much as it was in texts of decades ago But lawmaking has changed dramatically in rec
  • Title: Unorthodox Lawmaking: New Legislative Processes in the Us Congress, 3rd Edition
  • Author: Barbara Sinclair
  • ISBN: 9780872893061
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback
Unorthodox Lawmaking: New Legislative Processes in the Us Congress, 3rd Edition Barbara Sinclair Open a textbook on American politics and you re likely to find the process by which a bill becomes a law described much as it was in texts of decades ago But, lawmaking has changed dramatically in recent years, and the traditional how a bill becomes a law diagram describes few of the major measures considered in the contemporary Congress Bills follow a number of routes tOpen a textbook on American politics and you re likely to find the process by which a bill becomes a law described much as it was in texts of decades ago But, lawmaking has changed dramatically in recent years, and the traditional how a bill becomes a law diagram describes few of the major measures considered in the contemporary Congress Bills follow a number of routes through Congress today they may be considered by several committees or none omnibus measures may be shaped by special task forces, or in formal executive congressional summits floor consideration in the House may be governed by rules tailored to facilitate or slow a bill s progress bills are regularly subject to non germane amendments or are filibustered on the Senate floor In a timely revision of her successful book, Unorthodox Lawmaking, noted political scientist Barbara Sinclair describes the contemporary legislative process as it really operates and treats this subject in a highly readable manner Sinclair leads students step by step through the lawmaking process in each chamber, as she explores the range of special procedures and practices, the factors that have contributed to their emergence, and their consequences on both the lawmaking process and the legislation produced Sinclair provides five case studies to illustrate how the legislative process varies from bill to bill, and to show how procedure and politics are interrelated Following a non technical description of the current budget process in Chapter 5, case studies in Chapters 10 and 11 trace the budget process from 1993 to 1999, including the balanced budget deal between the President and Congress in 1997 and subsequent budget politics Three other case studies focusing on managed care regulation new in this edition , national service legislation, and the Omnibus Drug Bill offer concrete and interesting examples of the variety in the present day lawmaking process Does the use of new procedures and practices enhance or inhibit the likelihood of a bill becoming law What other effects does unorthodox lawmaking have on how Congress functions The second edition of Unorthodox Lawmaking gives your students the tools to better assess the relative successes and limitations of the contemporary legislative process.
Unorthodox Lawmaking: New Legislative Processes in the Us Congress, 3rd Edition Barbara Sinclair

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  1. Lauren

    Dry, dense, and repetitive, but also thorough and one of the most comprehensive looks at the way the legislative process works in reality that you will ever find Sinclair takes enormous pains to remain completely objective in her handling of the material Though largely it helps the book, I would have enjoyed some suggestions at the end about trade offs we might want to consider, though maybe Sinclair felt that would run counter to her thesis.

  2. Steven Peterson

    An important work Over time, the Congress of the United States has developed new approaches to structuring the legislative process There are many barriers to getting things done, and the American legislative process has adapted to this state of affairs to some extent Sinclair s book provides a good take on the changing processes.

  3. Jill

    If you want to understand the nuts and bolts of what s really going on in the House and Senate, you must read this book It was a huge eye opener to me to see how Congress functions and I appreciated the completely neutral lens Sinclair provides Highly recommended for this genre.

  4. Shane Cormier

    This kind of lawmaking is horrible I disliked this book but found it important to read so I can understand what these liberals are up to Very educational and any anti liberal should read this to get to know their frenemies better

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