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Revel for American Government: Roots and Reform, 2016 Presidential Election Edition -- Access Card / Edition 13

Revel for American Government: Roots and Reform, 2016 Presidential Election Edition -- Access Card / Edition 13

by Karen O'Connor, Larry J. Sabato

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Understand American politics from past to present

The Summer 2017 Revel™ Re-release of American Government: Roots and Reform includes the following changes:

  • NEW Current Event Bulletins draw examples from the early days of the Trump presidency to contextualize recent events in American government for students and to highlight information that is most relevant to their lives. New CEB articles include topics such as “What Is the Relationship Between Reality, Fake News, Partisanship, and a Changing Media Environment?” and “What Does It Mean to Serve at the Pleasure of the President?”
  • NEW photos and videos illustrate the changes that occurred within the first one hundred days of the presidency. New imagery includes Sally Q. Yates testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee and Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings; new videos include “What Do Congressional Elections Tell Us about National Politics?” and “How Can the President and Congress Work Together?” and more.
  • UPDATED interactive figures include the latest data and analysis. For example, Figure 6.1 “How Well Does the House of Representatives Reflect the American People?” now shows numbers from the 115th Congress (instead of the 114th) and Figures 12.5 and 12.6 on campaign financing include the final dollar amounts from the 2016 election.
  • Examples of NEW narrative content include a chapter-opener for Chapter 12 about Donald Trump’s victory in the context of the Electoral College, analysis of 2016 voter turnout as it relates to income and education, President Trump’s Executive Order banning immigrants from seven Muslim nations, his appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch, his dismissal of ninety-four U.S. Attorneys, and his stance on treaties such as NAFTA, as well as his recent foreign policy moves.
  • NEW LiveSlide dynamic lecture slides include every data visualization and interactive map within your Revel course, giving you a direct path to all the Social Explorers.

Revel™ American Government: Roots and Reform helps students view the issues facing the United States today through an historical lens. By presenting coverage of the origins of American government in tandem with material on contemporary political structures and behaviors, authors Karen O’Connor and Larry Sabato help students see how what happened in the past can be used to understand what measures should be taken in the future. In order to boost student engagement with key concepts, the 2016 Presidential Election Edition incorporates coverage of contemporary issues that dominate today’s headlines, as well as the most up-to-date data.

Revel™ is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience – for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780134649375
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 05/01/2017
Edition description: Student
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Karen O’Connor is the Jonathan N. Helfat Distinguished Professor of Political Science and the Founder and Director Emerita of the Women & Politics Institute at American University. Before coming to American University, Professor O’Connor taught political science for seventeen years at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she was the first woman to receive the university’s highest teaching award. She has been recognized by several associations as the most outstanding woman in political science and public administration as well as by the Southern Political Science Association (SPSA) for her contributions to the discipline. She has served on the American Political Science Association (APSA) and SPSA councils and as chair of the Law and Courts and Women and Politics Research sections of the APSA.

Larry J. Sabato is the founder and director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics. A Rhodes Scholar, Professor Sabato has taught more than tens of thousands of students in his career at Oxford University, Cambridge University, and the University of Virginia. At the University of Virginia, he has received every major teaching award, including the university’s highest honor, the Thomas Jefferson Award. In 2013, Professor Sabato won an Emmy award for the documentary Out of Order, which he produced to highlight the dysfunctional U.S. Senate, and in 2014, he received a second Emmy award for the PBS documentary based on his New York Times bestseller The Kennedy Half-Century. Professor Sabato directs the Crystal Ball Web site, which has an unparalleled record of accuracy in predicting U.S. elections. For more information, visit

Table of Contents

1. American Government: Roots, Context, and Culture
2. The Constitution
3. The Federal System
4. Civil Liberties
5. Civil Rights

6. Congress
7. The Presidency
8. The Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy
9. The Judiciary

10. Public Opinion and Political Socialization
11. Political Parties
12. Campaigns, Elections and Voting
13. The News Media
14. Interest Groups

15. Domestic and Economic Policy
16. Foreign and Defense Policy

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