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Introduction

Jocelyn Jones Evans

in One Nation Under Siege

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780813125886
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135489 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125886.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter discusses the possible approaches, lenses, and data gathering methods that could be used in a study of the American Congress. By looking at Congress as a culture, the author is able to develop a picture of it as an adaptive institution, embedded in a social context, with a distinct organizational culture. It also provides an outline of the six preceding chapters and their corresponding topics for discussion.

Keywords: data gathering; American Congress; social context; organizational culture

Chapter.  8886 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: US Politics

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