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Understanding American Politics and Government, 2010 Update, Brief Edition

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 Brief version of Understanding American Politics and Governmentincludes the coverage of the comprehensive version in a stream-lined format
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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 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.

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