Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 January 2019

368 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199811304

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The First Branch

Sean M. Theriault and Mickey Edwards

  • Provides an overview of how Congress works from the view of someone who has studied it and someone who has experienced it firsthand
  • Considers the ways that our current era of extreme partisanship has affected how Congress operates
  • Acknowledges the low faith the American public has in Congress but stresses an appreciation for its role as a critical component of the U.S. government's system of checks and balances
  • Policy case studies offer discussions of policy in every chapter

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