Book Launch for Maya Kornberg's Inside Congressional Committees
Inside Congressional Committees: Function and Dysfunction in the Legislative Process (Columbia University Press) scrutinizes the inner workings of U.S. congressional committees—the different types of witnesses who testify, the varied hearings Congress holds, and the distinct effects that committee work has on congresspeople. It deploys original mixed-methods datasets that span from insider interviews to sentiment analysis examining the language used in hearings. Through a comprehensive exploration of who committees hear from and how they listen, this book demonstrates that Congress is not as dysfunctional as is often claimed. Inside Congressional Committees also suggests timely reforms based on these findings that can strengthen Congress.
Maya Kornberg (NYU Law’s Brennan Center for Justice, New York)
Anne Marie Cammisa (Georgetown University, Washington DC)
Sven T. Siefken (Institute for Parliamentary Research, Berlin & University of Halle)
And others TBC