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Congressional+Syllabus - Political Science 790:304...

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Political Science 790:304 Congressional Politics Prof. Irwin N. Gertzog 100 Milledoler Hall E-Mail: gertzog@rci.rutgers.edu Fall Term, 2011 Office Hours: Thur., 11:00-12:30, and by arrangement, room 11A, lower level, Milledoler Hall Readings and lectures in this course will deal with the nature of the United States Congress as a legislative and political institution. The course will focus on the contribution Congress makes to the policy-making process, and with its members' relationships with constituents and with one another. Attention will also be give to its leadership structure, its committee system, the role of interest groups and the media, congressional recruitment and elections, and proposals for institutional change. Books containing the assigned readings are listed below. All are available in the Ferren Mall College book store. Ross K. Baker, House and Senate (4th edition), 2008; Sarah A. Binder, Stalemate: Causes and Consequences of Legislative Gridlock , 2003; Roger H. Davidson, Walter J. Oleszek, and Frances E. Lee,
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