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Brian Coutts named 2014 Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award Winner

Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA - Brian E. Coutts, professor and head of the department of library public services at Western Kentucky University, has been awarded the 2014 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award. The award, established in 1996 by LPSS, honors an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to bibliography and information service in law or political science.


Find All the Facts About Congress in: Congress A to Z, 6th Edition

Washington, DC - Where would you go to get facts about all those who have served as Speaker of the House of Representatives? How could you find the names of all the congresswomen or the racial make-up of those who have served in Congress? What if you just want to learn about how a bill actually becomes a law? You’d go to the brand new Sixth Edition of the classic, easy-to-use Congress A to Z published by CQ Press.


Are the Democratic and Republican parties really necessary? Find out in: Guide to U.S. Political Parties

Washington, DC - Throughout most of history, societies have been governed by powerful rulers, and the “common people” have seldom had any voice in their own governance. America’s democratic style of government is different. We vote for representatives (presidents, governors, congress members, and others) who make the laws, and most of those representatives belong to either the Democratic or Republican party. How did the party system develop? Is it good or bad? Will the system survive, given the current government gridlock? The new Guide to U.S.


How much should be taxed and where should it be spent? Find out in Guide to U.S. Economic Policy

Washington, DC - Imagine living in North Korea or Cuba, where 90% of your earnings are taxed to pay for luxurious presidential palaces and lavish parties while you barely survive. How much a government takes from its citizens, and what that money is spent on, makes up a country’s economic policy. How has the United States determined its own economic policy through history? How has that changing policy through the years affected our standard of living? The new Guide to U.S. Economic Policy, published by CQ Press, answers these questions.



Explore the past and present of America’s highest court in: Supreme Court Compendium: Data, Decisions, and Developments, 6th Edition, Available in print and online

Washington, DC― How many Americans can name all the current Supreme Court justices? Who has served on the Court since its inception back in 1789? What has changed in America as a direct result of Supreme Court decisions? How many cases does the Supreme Court hear each year? Answering these types of questions and more is the Sixth Edition of the Supreme Court Compendium: Data, Decisions, and Developments from CQ Press.


How has Congress shaped America? Find out in: Landmark Legislation, 1774–2012: Major U.S. Acts and Treaties

Washington, DC - More than 12,000 people have served in America’s Congress since the First Continental Congress in 1774, and, since then, almost 46,000 public acts have been signed into law. Many of those laws have played a key role in shaping America’s political and historical character. Now, CQ Press has published Landmark Legislation, 1774–2012: Major U.S. Acts and Treaties, jammed-packed with information about the most important laws and treaties enacted by the U.S. Congress—including an additional decade of new legislation since the first edition was published.




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