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UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT is highly respected and trusted for its attention to research and issues of diversity as well as for its award-winning team of authors. While covering the foundations and features of American government, this text also moves beyond the nuts and bolts to explain why and how important features of government have evolved, what their impact on government and individuals is, and why these features are controversial (if they are) and worth learning. More than just narrating facts and current issues, UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT leaves students with an understanding of the "why" so that they can apply what they've learned long after completing the course. UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT is a three-time winner of the American Government Textbook Award for the Best Treatment of Women in Politics, awarded by the Women's Caucus for Political Science.

Synopsis:

Written by authors who have won numerous awards for their research and writing on women and minority issues in American Government, this textbook offers an inclusive view of participants in the American political system. From this book, you will not only learn how government works but you will move on to the more controversial aspects of government, being exposed to actual people and experiences of government in action through the You Are There feature that opens each chapter, the suggested film lists at the ends the chapters, and the online exercises that support and enhance concepts found throughout the text.

Synopsis:

A fascinating, provocative read, UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, ALTERNATE EDITION, gives you an inside look at the American political system and how the government works. You'll read about 2008 election controversies, ethical choices, diversity issues, and more?all important information that you will need throughout your life as an involved voter and citizen.

About the Author

Susan Welch received her AB and PhD degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Political Science at The Pennsylvania State University. Her teaching and research areas include legislatures, urban politics, and women and minorities in politics. She publishes widely on issues of race, gender, and urban politics.John Gruhl, Professor of Political Science, received his AB from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and his PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Since joining the University of Nebraska faculty in 1976, he has taught and done research in the areas of judicial process, criminal justice, and civil rights and liberties. He holds campus- and university-wide distinguished teaching awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching and became a charter member of the university's Academy of Distinguished Teachers.John Comer is Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska. He received his AB in political science from Miami University in 1965 and his PhD from The Ohio State University in 1971. His teaching and research focuses on interest groups, public opinion, voting behavior, and political parties.Susan M. Rigdon received AB and PhD degrees in political science from the University of Illinois in 1966 and 1971, respectively. While focusing her teaching on comparative politics and international relations, she has also taught American government courses at several universities in the United States and China. Her research interests include culture and politics, security policy, and poverty and development. She is a Research Associate in Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Table of Contents

Part One: THE AMERICAN SYSTEM. 1. The American People. 2. The Constitution. 3. Federalism. Part Two: LINKS BETWEEN PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENT. 4. Public Opinion. 5. News Media. 6. Interest Groups. 7. Political Parties. 8. Elections. 9. Money and Politics. Part Three: INSTITUTIONS. 10. Congress. 11. The Presidency. 12. The Bureaucracy. 13. The Judiciary. Part Four: CIVIL LIBERTIES AND RIGHTS. 14. Civil Liberties. 15. Civil Rights. Notes. Appendix A The Declaration of Independence. Appendix B The Constitution of the United States of America. Appendix C Federalist Paper 10. Appendix D Federalist Paper 51. Glossary. Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780495098720
Author:
Welch, Susan
Publisher:
Wadsworth Publishing
Author:
Rigdon, Susan M.
Author:
Welch, Susan
Author:
Welch, Susan (Susan Welch)
Author:
Comer, John
Author:
Gruhl, John
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
11
Edition Description:
Alternate
Publication Date:
January 2007
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
10.80x8.44x.80 in. 2.82 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Written by authors who have won numerous awards for their research and writing on women and minority issues in American Government, this textbook offers an inclusive view of participants in the American political system. From this book, you will not only learn how government works but you will move on to the more controversial aspects of government, being exposed to actual people and experiences of government in action through the You Are There feature that opens each chapter, the suggested film lists at the ends the chapters, and the online exercises that support and enhance concepts found throughout the text.
"Synopsis" by , A fascinating, provocative read, UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, ALTERNATE EDITION, gives you an inside look at the American political system and how the government works. You'll read about 2008 election controversies, ethical choices, diversity issues, and more?all important information that you will need throughout your life as an involved voter and citizen.
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