Understanding American Politics and Government, 2010 Update, Brief Edition

Understanding American Politics and Government, 2010 Update, Brief Edition

by John J. Coleman, Kenneth M. Goldstein, William G. Howell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205798330

ISBN-13: 9780205798339

Pub. Date: 01/28/2010

Publisher: Longman

Updated to reflect the current political landscape, this book is emphasizes and explores causal questions in American Politics. It helps readers apply critical thinking tools–tools pulled directly from a social scientist’s playbook–to start answering those questions, see past today’s headlines, and understand why things really happen in our

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Updated to reflect the current political landscape, this book is emphasizes and explores causal questions in American Politics. It helps readers apply critical thinking tools–tools pulled directly from a social scientist’s playbook–to start answering those questions, see past today’s headlines, and understand why things really happen in our political world.

Containing chapters on political culture, media and politics, and interest groups, readers will come away from this book able to think and view their world critically. Readers will come away from the book not only excited by political questions, but with the means to explore possible answers as more thoughtful and empowered citizen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205798339
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
01/28/2010
Series:
MyPoliSciLab Series
Edition description:
Brief
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Thinking About American Politics

Chapter 2 Political Culture

Chapter 3 The Constitution

Chapter 4 Federalism

Chapter 5 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Chapter 6 Public Opinion

Chapter 7 Political Participation, Voting and Elections

Chapter 8 Media and Politics

Chapter 9 Political Parties

Chapter 10 Interest Groups

Chapter 11 Congress

Chapter 12 The Presidency

Chapter 13 The Federal Court System

Chapter 14 The Bureaucracy

Chapter 15 Economic, Social and Foreign Policy

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