Distinguished by its myth vs. reality framework, American Government encourages students to confront their preconceptions about American government and to think critically about the U.S. political system. Up-to-date coverage includes the media, public opinion, the Supreme Court, domestic and international policy, education and environmental policies, and economic and social welfare.The Eighth Edition features coverage of the 2006 mid-term elections and offers comprehensive resources for instructors and students.
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About the Author
Alan Gitelson 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. He received his Ph.D. from Syracuse in 1973.
Robert Dudley 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. He received his Ph.D. in 1979 from Northern Illinois University.
Melvin Dubnick is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Masters of Public Administration Program at the University of New Hampshire. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, he has written on a range of issues from accountability, regulatory policymaking and federalism to health care reform.
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