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Understanding American Government

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ISBN-10: 0495568392

ISBN-13: 9780495568391

Edition: 12th 2010

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

List price: $282.95
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A fascinating, provocative read, UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT gives you an inside look at the American political system and how the government works. You'll read about 2008 election controversies, ethical choices, diversity issues, and moreall important information that you will need throughout your life as an involved voter and citizen.
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Book details

List price: $282.95
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/27/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.498
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
Public Policies
Economic Policy
Social Welfare and Health Policy
Foreign Policy
Notes
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States of America
Federalist Paper 10
Federalist Paper 51
Glossary
Index