ISBN-10:
0199374228
ISBN-13:
2900199374228
Pub. Date:
12/15/2014
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
American Government: Myths and Realities

American Government: Myths and Realities

by Alan R. Gitelson

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Overview

American Government: Myths and Realities

What the typical introductory-level student knows about American government and politics is often based on common myths that distort the reality of the political world. Rather than dismissing those myths as outright falsehoods, American Government: Myths and Realities, 2014 Election Edition, encourages students to confront their preconceived notions in order to think critically about government and politics. Clearly and distinctively woven into each chapter, the myths-and-realities theme provides a pedagogical framework that engages students with interesting conundrums while effectively covering the core concepts of American government.

FEATURES

* Stunning full-color visuals and updated graphs and charts

* Full coverage of the 2014 midterm elections and Supreme Court decisions

* Updated throughout to address such issues as public opinion and political participation, the media, and civil liberties and civil rights (now covered in two separate chapters)

* "Policy Connection" features at the end of each chapter present domestic and foreign policy content

* "Asked & Answered" features employ a question-and-answer format in order to examine various political issues

* "Politics & Popular Culture" features, available online at www.oup.com/gitelson, demonstrate how music, movies, television, and books reflect and impact the way that Americans think about government and politics

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900199374228
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2014
Edition description: 2014 Election Edition
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Alan R. Gitelson is Professor of Political Science and former Assistant Provost and Chair of the Department Political Science at Loyola University.

Robert L. Dudley is Professor of Government and Politics, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs (SPGIA) at George Mason University.

Melvin J. Dubnick is Professor of Political Science at the University of New Hampshire and Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University.

Table of Contents

Each chapter ends with a Conclusion, Key Terms, a Focus Questions Review, and Review Questions.

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