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Understanding American Politics and Government, 2010 Update, Alternate Edition
     

Understanding American Politics and Government, 2010 Update, Alternate Edition

by John J. Coleman, Kenneth M. Goldstein, William G. Howell
 

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ISBN-10: 0205798322

ISBN-13: 9780205798322

Pub. Date: 01/27/2010

Publisher: Longman

Updated to reflect the current political landscape, this book is emphasizes and explores causal questions in American Politics. It helps readers apply critical thinking tools–tools pulled directly from a social scientist’s playbook–to start answering those questions, see past today’s headlines, and understand why things really happen in our

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Updated to reflect the current political landscape, this book is emphasizes and explores causal questions in American Politics. It helps readers apply critical thinking tools–tools pulled directly from a social scientist’s playbook–to start answering those questions, see past today’s headlines, and understand why things really happen in our political world.

Containing chapters on political culture, media and politics, and interest groups, readers will come away from this book able to think and view their world critically. Readers will come away from the book not only excited by political questions, but with the means to explore possible answers as more thoughtful and empowered citizen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205798322
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
01/27/2010
Series:
MyPoliSciLab Series
Edition description:
Alternate
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1 Thinking About American Politics

2 Political Culture

3 The Constitution

4 Federalism

5 Civil Liberties

6 Civil Rights

7 Public Opinion

8 Political Participation

9 Voting, Elections, and Campaigns

10 Media and Politics

11 Political Parties

12 Interest Groups

13 Congress

14 Presidency

15 The Federal Court System

16 The Bureaucracy

17 State and Local Governments

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