Distinguished by its "myth vs. reality" framework, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, 10th EDITION, encourages you to confront your preconceptions about American government and to think critically about the U.S. political system. Up-to-date content addresses issues such as the media, public opinion, the Supreme Court, domestic and international policy, education and environmental policies, and economic and social welfare. The tenth edition also features coverage of the 2010 mid-term elections. Now part of the Advantage Series, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT offers the same quality coverage at a competitive price.
"Do you want to challenge your Intro to American Government students' thinking and attract some new majors for the department? The Gitelson book's framework is organized to do this."— Greg Andranovich, California State University - Los Angeles
"An accessible text that students are not threatened by. It covers all the major components for an American Government class and tends to hold the students' interest better than some of the more technical presentations."— David Lektzian, Texas Tech
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Meet the Author
Alan Gitelson (PhD Syracuse) is Professor and former Chair of the Political Science Department at Loyola University of Chicago. He is well known in the areas of voting and political parties and is the author of numerous books and articles in these fields.
Robert Dudley (PhD Northern Illinois University) is Chair of the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University. His areas of specialty include judicial behavior and the presidency. His articles have been published in numerous journals, including APSR and the JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE.
Melvin Dubnick (PhD University of Colorado) is Professor of Political Science and director of the MPA program at the University of New Hampshire. He has written on a range of issues from accountability, regulatory policymaking, and federalism to health care reform.
1. Making Sense of American Politics. 2. Constitutional Foundations. 3. Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations. 4. Civil Rights and Liberties. 5. Public Opinion and Political Participation. 6. Political Parties. 7. Campaigns and Elections. 8. Interest Groups. 9. Media and Politics. 10. Congress. 11. The Presidency. 12. Bureaucracy. 13. Courts, Judges, and the Law. 14. Domestic Policy and Policymaking. 15. Foreign and Defense Policy.