Congress and the shaping of the Middle East / Kirk J. Beattie.

Author
Beattie, Kirk J. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
Seven Stories Press first edition.
Published/​Created
New York : Seven Stories Press, 2015.
Description
428 pages ; 24 cm

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Summary note
"The power and influence of pro-Israel special interest groups is analyzed on every level in this unique piece of congressional commentary by an expert on the history and modern complexities of the Arab-Israeli conflict. From campaign funding and other influencers on congressional elections, to the bi-partisan alliances within the Senate and the House, the many internal and external pressures faced by congresspersons and staffers, and the complex process of allocating foreign aid, all sides of the US Congress's role in the Middle East is examined in straightforward, journalistic prose"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-412).
Contents
  • Introduction: Is Congress broken?
  • The "costs" of getting elected
  • Getting reelected to Congress, or not
  • House staffers on the job
  • Senate staffers on the job
  • Explaining Congresspersons' behavior on Mideast affairs
  • How House members make Mideast policy
  • How Senators make Mideast policy
  • Appropriations
  • Conclusion: Yes. It's broken.
ISBN
  • 9781609805616 ((hardback))
  • 1609805615 ((hardback))
LCCN
2015004643
OCLC
889890323
Other standard number
  • 40025445773
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