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Solve real-world puzzles like a political scientist Understanding American Politics and Government, 2012 Election Edition introduces students to the basic tools used by political scientists. It guides students through the fundamentals of More...
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Solve real-world puzzles like a political scientist Understanding American Politics and Government, 2012 Election Edition introduces students to the basic tools used by political scientists. It guides students through the fundamentals of government and helps them see why events really happen in politics. Consistently showing the difference between “causation” and “correlation,” this text presents American government as a field full of interesting questions and puzzles that all citizens must explore. the book draws heavily on real-world politics to help students think more critically about their political beliefs and actions. This text features full integration with the New MyPoliSciLab. MyPoliSciLab includes a wide array of resources to encourage students to look at American politics like a political scientist and analyze current political issues. Political Explorer lets students play the role of a political scientist by investigating issues through interactive data. Core Concept videos discuss the big ideas in each chapter and apply them to key political issues. Simulations allow students to experience how political leaders make decisions. A better teaching and learning experience This program provides a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here’s how: Personalize Learning–The New MyPoliSciLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. MyPoliSciLab is now compatible with BlackBoard! Engage Students–The stunning visual design engages students in the text. Improve Critical Thinking– Learning objectives in every chapter help students focus on important topics. Analyze Current Events–Coverage of the 2012 elections keeps the study of politics relevant and shows how political scientists look at the development of the American political system. Support Instructors– A full supplements package including the Class Preparation Tool in the New MyPoliSciLab is available. Note: MyPoliSciLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. to purchase MyPoliSciLab, please visit: www.mypoliscilab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyPoliSciLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205950043 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205950041.
John J. Coleman - The University of Wisconsin, Madison John J. Coleman is Chair of the political science department at The University of Wisconsin at Madison.nbsp; His teaching and research interests center on political party coalitions, factions, and organizations, and American political development. Professor Coleman is the author ofParty Decline in America: Policy, Politics, and the Fiscal State(Princeton University Press, 1996) and numerous articles on political parties, elections, public knowledge, Congress and the presidency, and campaign finance. His current research includes projects on campaign spending, party accountability in elections, and the relationship between income distribution and voter turnout. nbsp; Kenneth M Goldstein - The University of Wisconsin, Madison Ken Goldstein is a Professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of the University of Wisconsin Advertising Project.nbsp; He is the author ofInterest Groups, Lobbying, and Participation in America(Cambridge University Press, 1999) andCampaign Advertising and American Democracy(Temple University Press, 2007) as well as over 30 journal articles and book chapters on political communication, voter turnout, campaign finance, survey methodology, Israeli politics, presidential elections, and news coverage of health issues.nbsp; Professor Goldstein is currently a consultant for the ABC News elections unit and a member of their election night decision team.nbsp; He has worked on network election night coverage in every U.S. federal election since 1988. nbsp; William Howell - The Harris School, The University of Chicago William Howell is an Associate Professor at the Harris School of The University of Chicago.nbsp; Professor Howell has written widely on separation-of-powers issues and American political institutions, especially the presidency. Howell is the co-author (with Jon Pevehouse) ofWhile Dangers Gather: Congressional Checks on Presidential War Powers(Princeton University Press, 2007); author ofPower without Persuasion: The Politics of Direct Presidential Action(Princeton University Press, 2003); co-author (with Paul Peterson) ofThe Education Gap: Vouchers and Urban Schools(Brookings Institution Press, 2002); and editor ofBesieged: School Boards and the Future of Education Politics(Brookings Institution Press, 2005).nbsp; His research also has appeared in numerous professional journals and edited volumes. His current research examines the impact of war on presidential policymaking.