American Government

ISBN-10: 0547212763

ISBN-13: 9780547212760

Edition: 9th 2009 (Brief Edition)

Authors: James Q. Wilson
List price: $169.95
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Description: This popular brief edition text for the one-semester or one-quarter American Government course maintains the framework of Wilson's complete text, emphasizing the historical development of the American political system, who governs, and to what end. Completely up to date, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, BRIEF, 9e offers new coverage of such key and emerging issues as creationism and the establishment clause, tactics from the 2008 presidential campaign, Congressional ethics, repercussions from the Valerie Plume scandal, national debt, the Social Security debate, military involvement in Iraq, and much more.

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Book details

List price: $169.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 12/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

James Q. Wilson most recently taught at Boston College and Pepperdine University. He was Professor Emeritus of Management and Public Administration at UCLA and was previously Shattuck Professor of Government at Harvard University. He wrote more than a dozen books on the subjects of public policy, bureaucracy, and political philosophy. He was president of the American Political Science Association (APSA), and he is the only political scientist to win three of the four lifetime achievement awards presented by the APSA. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, in 2003. Professor Wilson passed away in March of 2012 after battling cancer. His work helped shape the field of political science in the United States. His many years of service to his American Government book remain evident on every page and will continue for many editions to come.

What Should We Know About American Government?
The Constitution
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
Federalism
Public Opinion and the Media
Political Parties and Interest Groups
Campaigns and Elections
Congress
The Presidency
The Bureaucracy
The Judiciary
Making Domestic Policy
Making Foreign and Military Policy
How American Government Has Changed
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