Understanding American Politics and Government, Brief Edition / Edition 2

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Overview

Updated in a new 2nd edition, Understanding American Politics and Government provides students with a substantive foundation on the fundamentals of our government while enlisting them to become more discerning consumers of political information, better decision-makers and more effective citizens. Using a journalistic, example-rich narrative, this unique text schools students in the building blocks of good social science by distinguishing between the concepts of “correlation” and “causation.”

*The Brief version of this text contains abbreviated coverage of all the major topic areas*

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205829323
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/10/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 1,308,447
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

John J. Coleman — The University of Wisconsin, Madison

John J. Coleman is Chair of the political science department at The University of Wisconsin at Madison. His teaching and research interests center on political party coalitions, factions, and organizations, and American political development. Professor Coleman is the author of Party Decline in America: Policy, Politics, and the Fiscal State (Princeton University Press, 1996) and numerous articles on political parties, elections, public knowledge, Congress and the presidency, and campaign finance. His current research includes projects on campaign spending, party accountability in elections, and the relationship between income distribution and voter turnout.

Kenneth M Goldstein — The University of Wisconsin, Madison

Ken Goldstein is a Professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of the University of Wisconsin Advertising Project. He is the author of Interest Groups, Lobbying, and Participation in America (Cambridge University Press, 1999) and Campaign Advertising and American Democracy (Temple University Press, 2007) as well as over 30 journal articles and book chapters on political communication, voter turnout, campaign finance, survey methodology, Israeli politics, presidential elections, and news coverage of health issues. Professor Goldstein is currently a consultant for the ABC News elections unit and a member of their election night decision team. He has worked on network election night coverage in every U.S. federal election since 1988.

William Howell — The Harris School, The University of Chicago

William Howell is an Associate Professor at the Harris School of The University of Chicago. Professor Howell has written widely on separation-of-powers issues and American political institutions, especially the presidency. Howell is the co-author (with Jon Pevehouse) of While Dangers Gather: Congressional Checks on Presidential War Powers (Princeton University Press, 2007); author of Power without Persuasion: The Politics of Direct Presidential Action (Princeton University Press, 2003); co-author (with Paul Peterson) of The Education Gap: Vouchers and Urban Schools (Brookings Institution Press, 2002); and editor of Besieged: School Boards and the Future of Education Politics (Brookings Institution Press, 2005). His research also has appeared in numerous professional journals and edited volumes. His current research examines the impact of war on presidential policymaking.

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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 Participation and Voting in America

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 Domestic and Foreign Policy

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