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The American Anomaly: U.S. Politics and Government in Comparative Perspective / Edition 3 available in Paperback
To a degree that may surprise many Americans, U.S. politics and government are quite atypical in the world. The American Anomaly systematically analyzes and explains the U.S. political system by way of comparison with other countries, especially other industrialized democracies. It is organized into three sections on the constitutional order, governmental institutions, and political participation, comprising eleven chapters that parallel the organization of many American politics courses. Extensive case studies in each chapter draw on all the major regions of the world, with examples from dozens of political systems. It is an ideal supplemental text for a college student to truly understand American politics in comparative perspective.
About the Author:
Raymond A. Smith is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and New York University
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||10.90(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of Contents
Part I: The Constitutional Order. 1: The American Nation, State, and Regime. 2: The U.S. Constitution. 3: Federalism. 4: Separation of Powers. Part II: The Institutions of Government. 5: The Executive Branch: The Presidency and the Bureaucracy. 6: The Legislative Branch: The Two Houses of Congress. 7: The Judicial Branch: The Supreme Court and the Federal Courts. Part III: Political Participation. 8: Conventional and Unconventional Participation: Activism, Social Movements, and Interest Groups. 9: Voting and Elections. 10: Political Parties. 11: Public Opinion and Political Values. Part IV: Public Policy and Policymaking. 12: Domestic Policy: Socioeconomic Policy, Civil Liberties, and Civil Rights. 13: Foreign Policy: The United States in the World. Conclusion: The American Anomaly on Balance