Understanding American Politics, Second Edition / Edition 2

Understanding American Politics, Second Edition / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
1442605995
ISBN-13:
9781442605992
Pub. Date:
04/29/2013
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division

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Understanding American Politics, Second Edition / Edition 2

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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442605992
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date: 04/29/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 947,347
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Preface

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

6. Congress

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

Appendices:

1. The Declaration of Independence

2. Federalist Papers 10 and 51

3. The Constitution of the United States

4. Presidents of the United States

Index

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