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Understanding American Politics and Government, 2010 Update, Brief Edition

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ISBN-10: 0205798330

ISBN-13: 9780205798339

Edition: 2011

Authors: John J. Coleman, Kenneth M. Goldstein, William G. Howell

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Updated to reflect the current political landscape, this book is emphasizes and explores causal questions in American Politics. It helps readers apply critical thinking toolstools pulled directly from a social scientistrs"s playbookto start answering those questions, see past todayrs"s headlines, and understand why things really happen in our political world. Containing chapters on political culture, media and politics, and interest groups, readers will come away from this book able to think and view their world critically. Readers will come away from the book not only excited by political questions, but with the means to explore possible answers as more thoughtful and empowered citizen The…    
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Book details

List price: $89.60
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/14/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

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…    

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…    

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…    

Thinking About American Politics
Political Culture
The Constitution
Federalism
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Public Opinion
Political Participation, Voting and Elections
Media and Politics
Political Parties
Interest Groups
Congress
The Presidency
The Federal Court System
The Bureaucracy
Economic, Social and Foreign Policy