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America at Odds

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ISBN-10: 0495501085

ISBN-13: 9780495501084

Edition: 6th 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Edward Sidlow, Beth Henschen

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Known for its provocative and engaging issues approach, AMERICA AT ODDS, 6e, now features a groundbreaking new magazine-style format that greatly enhances its visual appeal and readability while remaining affordable and convenient. This unique text provides a memorable and effective introduction to American government by focusing on the current and historical conflicts and controversies that define America as a nation. AMERICA AT ODDS combines compelling content, innovative design elements, and powerful teaching tools to help you discover and refine your opinions through active discussion and debate of essential topics in American government and politics.
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Book details

List price: $163.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

Beth Henschen currently teaches at Eastern Michigan University and is a public policy consultant. After receiving her PhD from Ohio State University, she served as a faculty member at Purdue University and at Loyola University Chicago, where she was frequently recognized for teaching excellence and was named Professor of the Year by the Honors Student Association. Her primary research focus has been judicial politics, and her articles have appeared in AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW, POLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY, AMERICAN POLITICS QUARTERLY, JOURNAL OF LAW & POLITICS, POLICY STUDIES REVIEW, and LEGISLATIVE STUDIES QUARTERLY, as well as COLLEGE TEACHING, and THE JOURNAL OF GENERAL EDUCATION. She also has contributed chapters and articles to a number of edited volumes and has presented papers and delivered presentations at numerous professional conferences.

The Foundations of our American System
The Contours of American Democracy
The Constitution
Federalism
Our Liberties and Rights
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
The Politics of Democracy
Interest Groups
Political Parties
Public Opinion and Voting
Campaigns and Elections
Politics and the Media
Institutions
Congress
The Presidency
The Bureaucracy
The Judiciary
Public Policy
Domestic Policy
Foreign Policy
State and Local Politics
State and Local Politics
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States
Supreme Court Justices since 1900
Party Control of Congress since 1900
Information on U.S. Presidents
Federalist Papers No. 10 and No 51
How to Read Case Citations and Find Court Decisions
Notes
Glossary
Index Photo Credits