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POLITICS, LAW, AND GOVERNMENT

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                The Cost of Congress              Marine and                        An Unmitigated
              What Americans Get                Coastal Law                       Disaster
              for Their Money                   Cases and Materials               America’s Response

                        KAREN KUNZ AND STAVROS ATSAS     3RD EDITION |            to COVID-19
                                                DENNIS W. NIXON,                            ROBERT O. SCHNEIDER
                                                MICHAEL J. DALY,
                                                SUSAN E. FARADY,
                                                READ D. PORTER, AND
                                                JULIA B. WYMAN












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                Congressional ratings have fallen   March 2022 ,  522pp ,  7x10
              to single digits; citizens believe that   Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7739-1     Highlighting American cultural and
              Congress fails to do the things its    $103.00 ,  £77.00 ,  €89,00             political contexts, this book provides
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              members are publicly paid to do. What                               an in-depth assessment of the breadth
              does Congress do for our dollars and     This extensively updated third edition   and magnitude of the United States’
              how has that changed in the last  of the classic casebook Marine and   errors in its response to the
              fifty years?                      Coastal Law provides readers with   COVID-19 pandemic.

                FEATURES                        an authoritative, comprehensive,     FEATURES
              •  Sheds light on the public costs   and up-to-date guide to landmark   •  Provides a political analysis and
                of congressional lawmaking and   laws, regulations, and legal decisions   historical documentation of COVID-19
                operations as Congress becomes   governing the United States’ vast marine   in real time
                increasingly polarized and perceived   and coastal resources.
                as unable to govern                                               •  Includes insights from the author’s
              •  Reveals the significant cost of                                    expertise in disaster preparedness,
                                                                                    mitigation, and response
                Congress’s increasing use of      DENNIS W. NIXON  is professor
                continuing resolutions and agencies’   emeritus of Marine Affairs at the   •  Demonstrates why the United States
                                                University of Rhode Island.
                almost semi-annual preparations for                                 stood alone as the only affluent
                government shutdowns            MICHAEL J. DALY  is a trial lawyer   nation to have suffered severe and
                                                practicing in Providence, RI.       sustained outbreaks for the entire
              •  Supplements conclusions developed                                  year in 2020
                through data analysis and statistical   SUSAN E. FARADY is associate
                modeling with in-depth interviews   professor at the University of New   •  Explains the nature and the
                with former and current members   England in Biddeford, ME.         degree of U.S. failure to respond
                and staff that provide personal stories   READ D. PORTER  is deputy general   to the pandemic
                                                counsel for environment within    •  Offers the definitive answer to the
                                                the Executive Office of Energy      question “Was the United States
                KAREN KUNZ , DPA, is associate   and Environmental Affairs of the
              professor of public administration at   Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  prepared for the pandemic?”
              West Virginia University.
                                                JULIA B. WYMAN is the director of
              STAVROS ATSAS is a doctoral student   the Marine Affairs Institute at Roger     ROBERT O. SCHNEIDER , PhD, is a
              in the Evaluation and Measurement   Williams University School of Law  political scientist with expertise in the
              program at Kent State University.   and the Rhode Island Sea Grant  field of emergency management. Much
                                                legal program.                    of his research focuses on disaster
                                                                                  mitigation and sustainability.
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