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Sinclair, Barbara 1940-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 224 publications in 3 languages and 7,417 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Television programs  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator
Classifications: HQ1154, 328.73077
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barbara Sinclair
The women's movement, political, socioeconomic, and psychological issues by Barbara Sinclair( Book )

30 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unorthodox lawmaking : new legislative processes in the U.S. Congress by Barbara Sinclair( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is the textbook "how-a-bill-becomes-a-law" diagram, and then there is the way that most major measures really wind their way through the contemporary Congress. Sinclair aptly calls this unorthodox lawmaking, and gives students a much more realistic take on today's legislative process. Bills can follow a number of routes through Congress: they might be considered by several committees, or none; they could be subjected to non-germane amendments or filibustered on the Senate floor; or they may be governed by special rules individually tailored to facilitate or slow a bill's progress. Whatever the unorthodox route, Sinclair describes the legislative process as it really operates, exploring the range of special procedures, practices, and the factors that have contributed to their emergence. In this timely revision, she focuses especially on how partisan polarization has shaped the legislative process in recent years, with new case studies on the Bush tax cuts, the 2005 energy bill, and the 2003 Medicare/prescription drug bill. Always written with the narrative in mind and providing a unique perspective, Unorthodox Lawmaking introduces novice students to the intricacies of Congress. Sinclair also tackles the larger questions: 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? This important supplemental reading gives students the tools to assess the relative successes and limitations of the legislative process. - Publisher
Party wars : polarization and the politics of national policy making by Barbara Sinclair( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many Americans reading today's headlines believe national politics has never been more polarized. Barbara Sinclair's Party Wars: Polarization and the Politics of National Policy Making is the first book to described how the ideological gulf separating the two major parties developed and how today's fierce partisan competition affects the political process and national policy."--Jacket
The transformation of the U.S. Senate by Barbara Sinclair( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legislators, leaders, and lawmaking : the U.S. House of Representatives in the postreform era by Barbara Sinclair( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Legislators, Leaders, and Lawmakers Sinclair traces the emergence during the 1980s of a House majority party leadership that is highly active and deeply involved in multiple aspects of the legislative process, but one that leads by means of a participatory and inclusive style. Drawing on extensive interviews with House members, staffs, and informed observers, she describes the changing role of the leadership from the prereform period, through the immediate postreform years, to the present
Majority leadership in the U.S. House by Barbara Sinclair( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congressional realignment, 1925-1978 by Barbara Sinclair( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning to learn English : a course in learner training by Gail Ellis( Book )

91 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unorthodox lawmaking : new legislative processes in the U.S. Congress by Barbara Sinclair( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning to learn English : a course in learner training by Gail Ellis( Recording )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through listening and speaking exercises, teaches basic techniques for learning English. Includes strategies for understanding people with accents, handling routine conversations, and speaking on the telephone
Contemporary American politics( )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerika joseigaku nyūmon by Barbara Sinclair( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The speaker's task force as a leadership strategy for coping with the post-reform House by Barbara Sinclair( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emergence of strong leadership in the 1980s House of Representatives by Barbara Sinclair( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fourth Estate( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On a daily basis, more Americans connect to politics through the news media than through the activities of parties or groups. The press brings events and problems into public view, serves as a channel through which political leaders can address the public, and scrutinizes political behavior for evidence of deceitful, careless, or corrupt acts. The increasing tendency of the media to probe into all aspects of a politician's life, private as well as public, has made many officials less candid and forthcoming with the American public. However, the press cannot do the job of political institutions, even though increasingly it tries to do so
Learning to learn English : a course in learner training by Gail Ellis( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Washington behavior and home-state reputation : the impact of national prominence on senators' images by Barbara Sinclair( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Activate your English : pre-intermediate coursebook by Barbara Sinclair( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wordflo : your personnal english organiser : Teacher's guide by Steve Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Learning to learn English : a course in learner training by Gail Ellis( Visual )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Party wars : polarization and the politics of national policy making
Alternative Names
Deckard, Barbara S. 1940-

Deckard, Barbara Sinclair

Deckard, Barbara Sinclair 1940-

Sinclair Deckard, Barbara 1940-

シンクレア, バーバラ

Languages
English (208)

Japanese (3)

Dutch (1)

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Party wars : polarization and the politics of national policy makingThe transformation of the U.S. SenateLegislators, leaders, and lawmaking : the U.S. House of Representatives in the postreform eraLearning to learn English : a course in learner trainingUnorthodox lawmaking : new legislative processes in the U.S. CongressLearning to learn English : a course in learner trainingActivate your English : pre-intermediate coursebookLearning to learn English : a course in learner training