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Solve real-world puzzles like a political scientist

This version of Understanding American Politics and Government, 2012 Election Edition includes all thirteen chapters from Gibson/Robison’s Government and Politics in the Lone Star State, 8/e at a lower price point than the two books packaged together. It is available only through the Pearson Custom Library (PCL). To order, click here http://www.pearsoncustomlibrary.com/?lib=40&act=listbooks#book:344.

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Understanding American Politics and Government empowers students to think more analytically and provides them with a sharper understanding about politics. A superior approach to understanding the intellectual process of answering political questions, this book is superb in every way!”–Dave Adler, Idaho State University

Understanding American Politics and Government is distinct from other introductory American politics texts in that it introduces students to the work of political science—particularly how to establish causality—while refraining from advocating for a single theoretical approach.”–Stacey Pelika, College of William & Mary

“I like the way the authors are able to grab the reader’s attention at the very beginning of the chapter and keep it focused with excellent writing, explanations, examples, and current case studies.”–Wayne Ault, Southwestern Illinois College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205651863
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 1/30/2009
  • Series: MyPoliSciLab Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 1136
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

John J. Coleman is Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; he is the Lyons Family Faculty Fellow and has received a Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. John’s current research examines the effect of various campaign finance rules and regulations on electoral and policy outcomes in the states.

Kenneth M. Goldstein is Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he won the Kellet Award for his career research accomplishments and the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. He is also president of Kantar Media’s Campaign Media Analysis Group as well as a consultant for the ABC News elections unit and a member of their election night decision team.

William G. Howell is the Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics at the University of Chicago. He has written widely on separation of powers issues and American political institutions, especially the presidency. Will’s recent research examines the relationships between war and presidential power.

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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

Chapter 6: Civil Rights

Chapter 7: Public Opinion

Chapter 8: Political Participation and Voting

Chapter 9: Elections and Campaigns

Chapter 10: Media and Politics

Chapter 11: Political Parties

Chapter 12: Interest Groups

Chapter 13: Congress

Chapter 14: The Presidency

Chapter 15: The Federal Court System

Chapter 16: The Bureaucracy

Chapter 17: Economic and Social Policy

Chapter 18: Foreign Policy

Chapter 19: The Social and Economic Milieu of Texas Politics

Chapter 20: The Texas Constitution

Chapter 21: Texas Government and Politics in the Federal System

Chapter 22: Interest Groups and Political Power in Texas

Chapter 23: The Mass Media in Texas Politics

Chapter 24: The Party System in Texas

Chapter 25: Elections, Campaigns, and Political Behavior in Texas

Chapter 26: The Texas Legislature

Chapter 27: The Texas Executive

Chapter 28: The Texas Bureaucracy and Policy Implementation

Chapter 29: The Judicial System in Texas

Chapter 30: Local Government in Texas

Chapter 31: Contemporary Public Policy Issue in Texas





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