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Understanding American Government

ISBN-10: 0495098698

ISBN-13: 9780495098690

Edition: 11th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Susan Welch, John Gruhl, John Comer, Susan M. Rigdon

List price: $311.95
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Written by authors who have won numerous awards for their research and writing on women and minority issues in American Government, this textbook offers an inclusive view of participants in the American political system. From this book, you will not only learn how government works but you will move on to the more controversial aspects of government, being exposed to actual people and experiences of government in action through the You Are There feature that opens each chapter, the suggested film lists at the ends the chapters, and the online exercises that support and enhance concepts found throughout the text.
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Book details

List price: $311.95
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/31/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 792
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.894
Language: English

John Gruhl, Professor of Political Science, received his AB from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and his PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Since joining the University of Nebraska faculty in 1976, he has taught and done research in the areas of judicial process, criminal justice, and civil rights and liberties. He holds campus- and university-wide distinguished teaching awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching and became a charter member of the university's Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

Cartoonist Bill Watterson was born in Washington, D.C. on July 5, 1958. He graduated from Kenyon College in 1980 with a B.A. in Political Science. Before beginning to publish his popular Calvin and Hobbes comic strip in 1985, Watterson worked briefly as a political cartoonist and also designed grocery advertisements. Calvin and Hobbes is one of the most well-regarded, successful comics of the twentieth century. Watterson depicted the adventures of an imaginative six-year-old boy and his stuffed tiger for ten years and ended the strip at the height of its popularity. The creator is known for his revolutionary design techniques and refusal to merchandise his characters or allow them to appear in an animated series. Watterson published several collections of his Calvin and Hobbes strips, including "It's a Magical World," "The Days Are Just Packed," and "The Revenge of the Baby-Sat." He has been recognized numerous times for excellence, including receiving two Reuben Awards for Cartoonist of the Year, consecutive Harvey Awards for Best Syndicated Comic Strip from 1990 to 1996, and two Eisner Awards for Best Comic Strip Collection.

The American System
The American People
The Constitution
Federalism
Links Between People and Government
Public Opinion
News Media
Interest Groups
Political Parties
Elections
Money and Politics
Institutions
Congress
The Presidency
The Bureaucracy
The Judiciary
Civil Liberties and Rights
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
Notes
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States of America
Federalist Paper 10
Federalist Paper 51
Glossary
Index