Study Guide for the Advanced Placement Program* to accompany American Government Institutions & Policies / Edition 12

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Overview

In fourteen concise chapters, American Government, Brief Version, provides you with the essential information on constitutional foundations, national institutions, political processes, and public policy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495897989
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/17/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 469
  • Sales rank: 417,327
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

James Q. Wilson most recently taught at Boston College and Pepperdine University. He was Professor Emeritus of Management and Public Administration at UCLA and was previously Shattuck Professor of Government at Harvard University. He wrote more than a dozen books on the subjects of public policy, bureaucracy, and political philosophy. He was president of the American Political Science Association (APSA), and he is the only political scientist to win three of the four lifetime achievement awards presented by the APSA. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, in 2003. Professor Wilson passed away in March of 2012 after battling cancer. His work helped shape the field of political science in the United States. His many years of service to his American Government book remain evident on every page and will continue for many editions to come.

Meena Bose holds the Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies at Hofstra University and directs Hofstra's Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency. She received her Ph.D. (1996) from Princeton University. Dr. Bose teaches courses on the American Presidency, American Foreign Policy, and American Politics. She is the author or editor of several volumes in presidency studies and American politics. She taught for six years at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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Table of Contents


I. The American System
1. The Study of American Government
2. The Constitution
3. Federalism
4. American Political Culture
5. Civil Liberties
6. Civil Rights II. Opinions, Interests, and Organizations
7. Public Opinion
8. Political Participation
9. Political Parties
10. Elections and Campaigns
11. Interest Groups
12. The Media III. Institutions of Government
13. Congress
14. The Presidency
15. The Bureaucracy
16. The Judiciary IV. The Politics of Public Policy
17. The Policy-Making Process
18. Economic Policy
19. Social Welfare
20. Foreign and Military Policy
21. Environmental Policy V. The Nature of American Democracy
22. Who Governs? To What Ends?
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