Welcome to the Library Resource Guide for CONGRESS & PUBLIC POLICY
PS0110_01 (Political Science)
How does Congress really work? Who holds power in Congress? How does Congress change when party control changes hands? Does Congress make a difference in policy outcomes? The structures governing both the House and the Senate and the interaction between them are examined as well as the overall relationship between Congress and the president.
Wendy Schiller (email)-- Wendy Schiller Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy: Political Science Phone: +1 401 863 1569 Phone 2: +1 401 863 2827 Wendy_Schiller@Brown.EDU My research focuses on the question of representation in the U.S. Congress, specifically the Senate, in both the modern era and the 19th century. I have published work on senators' agenda setting, approval ratings, and the extent to which senators from the same state cooperate or compete with each other. I have also published work on the impact of geography on coalition formation within and across the two branches of Congress in trade and environmental politics