W&L’s Alexander Publishes Book on U.S. Congress “A Social Theory of Congress: Legislative Norms in the Twenty-First Century” is the newest book on the topic of the U.S. Congress in more than 15 years.
Brian Alexander, assistant professor of politics at Washington and Lee University, published a book on the U.S. Congress titled “A Social Theory of Congress: Legislative Norms in the Twenty-First Century.” Alexander’s work is the newest book on the topic of U.S. Congress in more than 15 years.
“Social Theory of Congress” studies congressional norms through a comprehensive review of previous scholarship and a combination of interviews, survey research and analysis of member behavior.
Alexander teaches courses in U.S. government and international relations at W&L, combining nearly 20 years of professional experience in government and politics with research and academic study. He is also director of W&L’s Washington Term, an experiential learning program in Washington, D.C., offered to students each Spring Term. Alexander’s research is focused on the U.S. Congress, including legislative norms, parliamentary procedure and bicameral relations. In 2020, he was a fellow at the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello for his work on Thomas Jefferson’s “Manual of Parliamentary Practice.”
Read more about the book and purchase it here.