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Rosenthal, Alan 1932-2013

Overview
Works: 52 works in 207 publications in 2 languages and 10,151 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor
Classifications: JK2488, 328.73078
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Rosenthal
The third house : lobbyists and lobbying in the states by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book, which has drawn praise for its inviting and accessible style, thoroughly examines the lobbying scene: the settings in which lobbying takes place, the types and styles of lobbyists, the broad range of approaches and techniques used by lobbyists, and the role and influence of lobbying in our system of representative democracy. A favorite among professors and students alike, The Third House is a great choice as a supplement for courses on state politics or interest groups
Governors and legislatures : contending powers by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the relationships between governors and legislatures in numerous states
Legislative life : people, process, and performance in the States by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legislative performance in the States : explorations of committee behavior by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing the line : legislative ethics in the states by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholarly discourse on political ethics and the ethical dilemmas encountered by political practitioners seldom connect. The objective of Drawing the Line is to apply ethical principles, reasoning, and judgment to the problems that are encountered by legislators in the fifty states. Legislative bodies have rarely been held in as low esteem as they are today, in part because the integrity of members and of the process is under severe challenge. Legislatures have responded to criticism from the media and the public with law and regulation, but they have yet to take ethics seriously enough. Alan Rosenthal, who has worked with over thirty state legislatures and written previously about the institution and the process, argues that appearance as a standard is weighed too heavily in the deliberation over ethics, while the legislator's responsibility to the legislature and to the legislative process is weighed too lightly. Separate chapters explore conflicts of interest, relationships with lobbyists, and campaign finance, offering recommendations for reform. Other chapters examine the responsibilities of the legislature for managing its own affairs and promoting ethical conduct among its members
Strengthening the States; essays on legislative reform by Donald G Herzberg( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Spanish and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pedagogues and power : teacher groups in school politics by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

12 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decline of representative democracy : process, participation, and power in state legislatures by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on a leading scholar's firsthand observations of legislatures as well as extensive interviews with legislators, legislative staff, and lobbyists, this important new work describes and analyzes the contemporary state of legislatures and the legislative process in the fifty states. It explores the principal elements of legislatures, including the processes by which legislation is enacted, the impact of the media, political competition and partisanship, lobbyists and lobbying, the challenge of ethics, the roll of leadership, and the linkage between legislators and their constituencies."--Jacket
The Political life of the American states( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Government of the atom; the integration of powers by Harold P Green( Book )

15 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The major interest is the use of power as exhibited by the JCAE in its relations with the executive branch and Congress as a whole. One purpose of this study is to examine the sources of the Committee's authority and to describe its particular techniques as legislator and policy-maker. Another is to ascertain the qualities which set the JCAE apart as an unusual governmental mechanism. Finally, we attempt to assess the significance of these dynamic components from the standpoint of accepted concepts of American government
Governing education; a reader on politics, power, and public school policy by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heavy lifting : the job of the American legislature by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes for a "good" legislature? In Heavy Lifting, Alan Rosenthal traveled to five states, interviewing and shadowing legislators to find out the answer. Through this engaging narrative, the author first establishes the most important aspects of American state legislatures--what they are and how they do their jobs--and then graduates to the book's central thesis: Rosenthal argues that, on the whole, the American legislature must be evaluated on the basis of its processes, not its products. He breaks down the legislative process into three principal functions: representing, lawmaking, an
Republic on trial : the case for representative democracy( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strengthening the Maryland Legislature by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics in New Jersey by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaping education policy in the states by Susan, Ed Fuhrman( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph and its companion, "Legislative Education Leadership in the States," portray the contemporary role of state legislators and map the structure of education leadership in terms of both the characteristics of influential legislators and staff and the nature of influence structures in state legislatures. This volume reports the results of indepth interviews with legislators, staff, lobbyists, state department personnel, gubernatorial staff and other knowledgeable informants in six states--Pennsylvania, California, Florida, Wisconsin, Utah, and New Hampshire. The patterns of state politics that emerged range from the "partisanship" of Pennsylvania's legislative policymaking to the "fragmentation" of that in California. In Florida, the most powerful and respected legislators had first made their names in education. Wisconsin's orientation toward governmental reform affected its legislative policymaking in education. The Mormon Church provided an interesting force in Utah's legislative politics, while New Hampshire's were characterized by a strong tradition of localism, which serves to minimize state intervention. (Mmj)
Engines of democracy : politics and policymaking in state legislatures by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rosenthal brings together a lifetime of research and experience on state legislative politics into one eminently readable volume--a dynamic, inside view of the people involved, the politics that prevail, and the interest groups and lobbyists who advocate their causes. Building on earlier work with new data and recent interviews and observations, Rosenthal looks at the way representation works, Americans' critical view of their legislatures, the role of legislative leaders, the dynamics of executive-legislative relationships, as well as norms and ethics. Both a complement and contrast to the policymaking process on Capitol Hill, Engines of Democracy proves that no one gives insight into state legislators and their work the way Alan Rosenthal can."--Publisher's website
Legislative education leadership in the States by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph and its companion volume, "Shaping Education Policy in the States," portray the contemporary role of state legislators and map the structure of educational leadership in terms of both the characteristics of influential legislators and staff and the nature of influence structures in state legislatures. An outgrowth of the "State Legislative Education Leadership Study," this volume reports the results from surveys of legislators and staff members in all 50 states. Background information is provided in the form of an overview of the study and of the role legislatures play in education. How legislatures are organized and what kinds of people achieve positions of legislative authority and reponsibility are major focal points. Additional discussion centers on where and how legislators choose to spend time and effort and the relationships among legislators and various groups such as staff, teachers, and state departments. The major functions of legislative education leadership discussed include (1) developing and processing legislation; (2) reviewing the executive budget; (3) overseeing ongoing state programs; and (4) providing services for constituents. The study also touches on conflicts and disputes faced by legislators. Finally, possible trends for the future are offered along with views of what the new generations of legislators might be like. (Mmj)
The best job in politics : exploring how governors succeed as policy leaders by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governors-both in, and now out of, office-see the job as the best in politics. Why is that? Drawing on a survey of former governors, personal interviews, as well as gubernatorial memoirs and biographies, Rosenthal shows students how and why governors succeed as policy leaders and makes a case as to why some governors are better at leveraging the institutional advantages of the office
Impurely academic : the letters, memos, and other humorous pieces of William J. Keefe, political scientist by William J Keefe( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Drawing the line : legislative ethics in the states
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Drawing the line : legislative ethics in the statesThe decline of representative democracy : process, participation, and power in state legislaturesHeavy lifting : the job of the American legislatureRepublic on trial : the case for representative democracyEngines of democracy : politics and policymaking in state legislatures