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- University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Understanding American Politics provides a unique introduction to the contemporary political landscape of the United States by using as its core organizing feature the idea of "American exceptionalism," a concept that is at least as old as Tocqueville's study of American democracy.
The second edition of Understanding American Politics maintains the unique strengths of the first edition while offering improved coverage of political institutions. A single omnibus chapter on institutions has been reorganized and split into three separate chapters on Congress, the presidency, and the courts. A new chapter on public opinion has also been included, and the chapter on religion and politics has been completely rewritten with a deeper appreciation of religion's influential role. The book has been revised throughout, taking into account the dramatic changes that have emerged since the 2010 congressional elections and the 2012 presidential election. The text also pays close attention to what is seen as the irreversible decline in America's global influence.
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|Publisher:||University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.00(d)|
Table of Contents
List of Tables
Part I: Introduction
1. American Exceptionalism
Part II: Ideas and Behavior
2. Political Culture
3. Public Opinion
4. Religion and Politics
Part III: Structures of Government
5. The Constitution
7. The Presidency
8. The Judiciary
Part IV: Participation and Power
9. Civic Participation in America
10. Racial Inequality
11. The Politics of Inequality
12. Parties and Elections
13. Who Rules America?
Part V: Foreign Policy
13. America in the World
1. The Declaration of Independence
2. Federalist Papers 10 and 51
3. The Constitution of the United States
4. Presidents of the United States