ISBN-10:
0495906786
ISBN-13:
9780495906780
Pub. Date:
01/01/2011
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
American Government: Brief Version / Edition 10

American Government: Brief Version / Edition 10

by James Q. Wilson

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American Government: Brief Version / Edition 10

Thorough yet concise, the popular AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, BRIEF VERSION, TENTH EDITION emphasizes the historical development of the American political system, who governs, and to what end. It offers insightful coverage of all aspects of U.S. politics, including the Constitution, civil liberties and rights, Federalism, public opinion, the media, political parties, and elections, three branches of federal government, bureaucracy, and policymaking. Completely up to date, the text includes new coverage of the 2010 campaigns and elections; leadership of President Obama and the 111th Congress; the economic downturn and new policies to combat the crisis; healthcare reform; recent changes to the Supreme Court; same-sex marriage; and the war in Afghanistan.

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ISBN-13: 9780495906780
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 377
Sales rank: 946,293
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

James Q. Wilson most recently taught at Boston College and Pepperdine University. He was Professor Emeritus of Management and Public Administration at UCLA and was previously Shattuck Professor of Government at Harvard University. He wrote more than a dozen books on the subjects of public policy, bureaucracy, and political philosophy. He was president of the American Political Science Association (APSA), and he is the only political scientist to win three of the four lifetime achievement awards presented by the APSA. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, in 2003. Professor Wilson passed away in March of 2012 after battling cancer. His work helped shape the field of political science in the United States. His many years of service to this textbook remain evident on every page and will continue for many editions to come.

Table of Contents

1. What Should We Know About American Government? 2. The Constitution. 3. Civil Liberties. 4. Civil Rights. 5. Federalism. 6. Public Opinion and the Media. 7. Political Parties and Interest Groups. 8. Campaigns and Elections. 9. Congress. 10. The Presidency. 11. The Bureaucracy. 12. The Judiciary. 13. Making Domestic Policy. 14. Making Foreign and Military Policy. 15. How American Government Has Changed.

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