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Power and Politics in America

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ISBN-10: 0155071645

ISBN-13: 9780155071643

Edition: 7th 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Leonard Freedman

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This brief introduction to American government features a straightforward, readable presentation of the clash between rivaling interpretations of political institutions and issues. POWER AND POLITICS IN AMERICA uses a spectrum of alternative opinions to present facts and analysis about the fundamentals of American government.
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Book details

List price: $208.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 11/30/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Five Perspectives on the American Political System
The Constitutional Framework
Politics and The People
Public Opinion: Who Cares About Politics?
Interest Groups and The Public Interest
Political Parties: Do We Need Them?
Elections: Majorities, Media, And Money
The Institutions of Government
The Presidency: Power and Frustration
Congress: Obstacle Course or Balance Wheel?
The Federal Bureaucracy: A Fourth Branch?
The Supreme Court and Constitutional Rights
Federalism: States and Cities
Issues in Public Policy
The Economy
Sharing the Wealth: The Welfare State
Race and Ethnicity
The Politics of Gender
Foreign Policy: A New Era
Power and Politics: A Review of the Five Perspectives