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American Government and Politics Today, 2005-2006

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ISBN-10: 0534631622

ISBN-13: 9780534631628

Edition: 12th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Steffen W. Schmidt, Mack C. Shelley, Barbara A. Bardes

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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY helps students experience the excitement that comes from active, informed citizenship. Schmidt, Shelley, and Bardes' landmark text is renowned nationwide for its balanced, unbiased, comprehensive, and up-to-date coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and processes. The overriding theme of the book is the importance of informed active citizenship, and the pedagogy underscores this theme by soliciting critical thinking about political issues and encouraging students to become involved the political process. With keen awareness of its audience, American Government and Politics Today incorporates current…    
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Book details

List price: $277.95
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 12/14/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

Steffen W. Schmidt is a professor of political science at Iowa State University. He grew up in Colombia, South America, and has studied in Colombia, Switzerland, and France. He obtained his Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York, in public law and government. Schmidt has published six books and over 70 articles in scholarly journals, and is the recipient of numerous prestigious teaching prizes, including the Amoco Award for Lifetime Career Achievement in Teaching and the Teacher of the Year award. He is a pioneer in the use of Web-based and real-time video courses and is a member of the American Political Science Association's section on Computers and Multimedia. He is on the editorial…    

Mack C. Shelley, II, is a professor of political science and statistics at Iowa State University. After receiving his bachelor's degree from American University in Washington, D.C., he went on to graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he received a master's degree and a Ph.D. He taught for two years at Mississippi State University prior to arriving at Iowa State in 1979. In 1993, he was elected co-editor of the Policy Studies Journal. Shelley has also published numerous articles, books, and monographs on public policy, including THE PERMANENT MAJORITY: THE CONSERVATIVE COALITION IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS; BIOTECHNOLOGY AND THE RESEARCH ENTERPRISE: A GUIDE TO…    

Barbara A. Bardes is professor of political science at Raymond Walters College at the University of Cincinnati. She held a faculty position at Loyola University in Chicago for many years before returning to Cincinnati, her hometown, as a college administrator. Bardes has written articles on public opinion and foreign policy, and on women and politics. She authored THINKING ABOUT PUBLIC POLICY AND DECLARATIONS OF INDEPENDENCE: WOMEN AND POLITICAL POWER IN NINETEENTH CENTURY AMERICAN NOVELS and co-authored PUBLIC OPINION: MEASURING THE AMERICAN MIND. She received bachelor's and master's degrees from Kent State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati.

The American System
The Democratic Republic
The Constitution
Appendix: The Constitution of the United States of America
Federalism
Civil Rights and Liberties
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
People and Politics
Public Opinion and Political Socialization
Interest Groups
Political Parties
Campaigns, Nominations, and Elections
The Media and Cyberpolitics
Political Institutions
The Congress
The President
The Bureaucracy
The Courts
Public Policy
Domestic Policy
Economic Policy
Foreign Policy
State and Local Politics
State and Local Government.