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To understand contemporary American politics and government students need to see how political ideas, institutions and forces have developed over time. The fourth edition of American Government dwells on the seminal role played by political memory and path dependency in shaping contemporary institutions, political forces and public opinion, as well as the critical choices that have caused them to shift course. It provides a comprehensive depiction of current demographic, political, attitudinal and governmental facts, trends and conditions. Each chapter begins with a detailed contemporary portrait of its subject.Read more
- Includes brand-new chapters focused on political behavior
- Contains helpful chapter summaries at the end of each chapter so students can test their knowledge
- Includes critical questions in each chapter which serve as the basis for engaging class discussion or essay assignments
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- Edition: 4th Edition
- Date Published: March 2019
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108457835
- length: 524 pages
- dimensions: 254 x 179 x 21 mm
- weight: 1.07kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. Formative Experiences:
2. Political culture
3. Contesting the constitution
4. Political development
Part II. Pivotal Relationships:
6. Political economy
Part III. Governing Institutions:
7. The congress
8. The presidency
9. The judiciary
10. The bureaucracy
Part IV. Political Life:
11. Public opinion
12. Political parties
13. Campaigns, elections and media
14. Political and civic participation: movements, lobbies, voluntary associations and the role of the media
15. Concluding thoughts.
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