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Smith, Steven S. 1953-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 232 publications in 1 language and 12,738 library holdings
Genres: Rules  History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JK1029, 328.73
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Most widely held works by Steven S Smith
Committees in Congress by Steven S Smith( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Committees in Congress provides a comprehensive examination of the current state of committees and committee systems in both houses of the U.S. Congress. This third edition examines the reforms adopted under the Republican-controlled Congress, especially in the context of the "Contract With America" and the interparty warfare on Capitol Hill. It also offers complete coverage of the new rules and structural changes to the House and Senate committee systems, including chamber- and party-rules changes, reduced staffing, the elimination of some committees and subcommittees, and new procedures for the selection of committee leaders
Call to order : floor politics in the House and Senate by Steven S Smith( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Politics or principle? : filibustering in the United States Senate by Sarah A Binder( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors examine the evolution of the rules governing Senate debate, analyze the consequences of these rules, and evaluate reform proposals. They argue that in an era of unprecedented filibustering and related obstructionism, old habits are indeed undermining the Senate's ability to meet its responsibilities. Binder and Smith scrutinize conventional wisdom about the filibuster - and show that very little of it is true. They focus on five major myths: that unlimited debate is a fundamental right that differentiates the Senate from the House of Representatives; that the Senate's tradition as a deliberative body requires unlimited debate; that the filibuster was once reserved for a few issues of the utmost national importance; that few measures are actually killed by filibuster; and that senators resist changing the rules because of a principled commitment to deliberation
Principles and practice of American politics : classic and contemporary readings( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of readings that balances political science classics with contemporary analyses of politics and public policy. They consider the strategies of major players in modern politics - citizens, public officals, candidates for office, voters, parties, organized interests and the media
Managing uncertainty in the House of Representatives : adaptation and innovation in special rules by Stanley Bach( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Party influence in Congress by Steven S Smith( Book )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Party Influence in Congress challenges current arguments and evidence about the influence of parties in the U.S. Congress
The American Congress by Steven S Smith( Book )

54 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text also blends an emphasis on recent developments in congressional politics with a clear discussion of the rules of the game, the history of key features of Congress, and stories from recent Congresses that bring politics to life. No other text weaves real-life examples into the discussion of the important ideas of recent political science research, The book also includes the most comprehensive list of suggested readings and Internet resources on Congress available today."--Jacket
The politics of institutional choice : the formation of the Russian State Duma by Steven S Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Events in Russia since the late 1980s have created a rare opportunity to watch the birth of democratic institutions close at hand. Here Steven Smith and Thomas Remington provide the first intensive, theoretically grounded examination of the early development of the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian Federation's parliament created by the 1993 constitution. They offer an integrated account of the choices made by the newly elected members of the Duma in establishing basic operating arrangements: an agenda-setting governing body, a standing committee system, an electoral law, and a party system. Not only do these decisions promise to have lasting consequences for the post-communist Russian regime, but they also enable the authors to test assumptions about politicians' goals from the standpoint of institutional theory. Smith and Remington challenge in particular the notion, derived from American contexts, that politicians pursue a single, overarching goal in the creation of institutions. They argue that politicians have multiple political goals--career, policy, and partisan--that drive their choices. Among Duma members, the authors detect many cross currents of interests, generated by the mixed electoral system, which combines both single-member districts and proportional representation, and by sharp policy divisions and an emerging party system. Elected officials may shift from concentrating on one goal to emphasizing another, but political contexts can help determine their behavior. This book brings a fresh perspective to numerous theories by incorporating first-hand accounts of major institutional choices and placing developments in their actual context
Reforming the Presidential nomination process by Thomas E Mann( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Looks at the presidential nomination process--the ways in which it is broken and how it might be fixed. Addresses the selection process: the importance--and perceived unfairness--of the earliest primaries, media coverage and public endorsements, 'superdelegates.' Evaluates public perceptions of the current process as well as possible reforms"--Provided by publisher
The U.S. Supreme Court by Muriel L Dubois( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces children to the Supreme Court, its justices and how it selects and decides cases
The Senate syndrome : the evolution of procedural warfare in the modern U.S. Senate by Steven S Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Goes beyond explaining such seeming technicalities as the difference between regular filibusters and post-cloture filibusters, the importance of chair rulings, the changing role of the parliamentarian, and the debate over whether appeals of points of order should be subject to cloture margins, to show why understanding them matters. At stake is resolution of the Senate syndrome, and the critical underlying struggle between majority rule and minority rights in American policy making."--
The American Congress reader by Steven S Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reader compiles the best relevant scholarship on party and committee systems, leadership, voting, and floor activity to broaden and illuminate the key features of the text
Investigations into generalization of constraint-based scheduling theories with applications to space telescope observation scheduling : final report for NASA contract # NCC 2-531 by Nicola Muscettola( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Congress after the 1994 elections : a supplement to accompany The American Congress by Steven S Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of parliamentary parties in Russia by Thomas F Remington( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Party influence in Congress by Steven S Smith( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Party Influence in Congress challenges current arguments and evidence about the influence of political parties in the US Congress. Steven S. Smith argues that theory must reflect policy, electoral, and collective party goals. These goals call for flexible party organizations and leadership strategies. They demand that majority party leaders control the flow of legislation; package legislation and time action to build winning majorities and attract public support; work closely with a president of their party; and influence the vote choices for legislators. Smith observes that the circumstantial evidence of party influence is strong, multiple collective goals remain active ingredients after parties are created, party size is an important factor in party strategy, both negative and positive forms of influence are important to congressional parties, and the needle-in-the-haystack search for direct influence continues to prove frustrating
Senate policy alignments, 1957-1976 by Steven S Smith( )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian parliamentary election law : political goals, uncertainty, institutional context, and the choice of an electoral system by Thomas F Remington( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Housing committee assignments revisited : the democrats play musical chairs by Bruce A Ray( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolution in the House : why don't we do it on the floor by Steven S Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Call to order : floor politics in the House and Senate
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Call to order : floor politics in the House and SenatePolitics or principle? : filibustering in the United States SenatePrinciples and practice of American politics : classic and contemporary readingsParty influence in CongressThe American CongressThe politics of institutional choice : the formation of the Russian State DumaReforming the Presidential nomination processThe U.S. Supreme Court