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American Government Historical, Popular, and Global Perspectives

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ISBN-10: 0495570311

ISBN-13: 9780495570318

Edition: 2010

Authors: Kenneth Dautrich, David A. Yalof, David F. Prindle, Charldean Newell, Mark Shomaker

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With complete Election 2008 updates and analysis, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: HISTORICAL, POPULAR, AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES, TEXAS EDITION, offers a uniquely current and comprehensive introduction to American government and politics, as well as several chapters devoted entirely to Texas politics. This engaging new text provides fresh perspectives on key concepts to pique readers interest and deepen their understanding and appreciation of the political process. The text introduces political institutions first to provide a strong historical emphasis, and then explores chapter topics in a uniquely effective way through historical, popular, and global perspectives. This remarkable new text provides a…    
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Book details

List price: $237.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/5/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 976
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.598
Language: English

Kenneth Dautrich is director of the Graduate Program in Survey Research at the University of Connecticut, where he is an assistant professor of political science. Thomas H. Hartley is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Connecticut.

An associate professor of Political Science, Dr. Yalof's teaching and research specialties include constitutional law, judicial politics, the Presidency, and American government. His publishing credits include articles and textbooks alike, including the award-winning PURSUIT OF JUSTICES: PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS AND THE SELECTION OF SUPREME COURT NOMINEES. Dr. Yalof holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

Charldean Newell received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1968. In addition to Texas politics, her research interests include local government and human resources management. She is the co-author of TEXAS POLITICS, ESSENTIALS OF TEXAS POLITICS, THE EFFECTIVE LOCAL GOVERNMENT MANAGER, and CITY EXECUTIVES. She is the recipient of four national awards: honorary lifetime membership in the International City/County Management Association, the Staats Career Public Service Award from the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, the Donald C. Stone Award in intergovernmental relations from the American Society for Public Administration, and elective…    

Perspectives on American Government
The Founding and the Constitution
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights, Equality, and Social Movements
The Presidency
The Federal Bureaucracy
The Judiciary
Political Behavior
Public Opinion
Interest Groups
The Media and Politics
Political Parties
Voting and Participation
Campaigns and Elections
Public Policy
American Economic Policy
American Social Policy
American Foreign Policy
Texas Politics
The Context of Texas Politics
The Texas Constitution
The Electoral Process in Texas
The Texas Legislature
The Texas Executive and Bureaucracy
The Texas Judiciary and Criminal Justice System
Local Government in Texas