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One Nation Under SiegeCongress, Terrorism, and the Fate of American Democracy$
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Jocelyn J. Evans

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125886

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125886.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Congress as an Adaptive Institution

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(p.1) Introduction
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One Nation Under Siege
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Jocelyn Jones Evans

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125886.003.0001

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

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