A thematically rich reader, Perspectives on American Politics organizes up-to-date selections into four categories?Foundations, American Politics Today, Controversies, and View from the Inside. This range of perspectives expands students' understanding and knowledge of how the American system works. The text's thirteen chapters correspond with the most frequently assigned chapters of American Government textbooks, making it an ideal supplement to any core text.
- New! Controversies perspective in each chapter provides students with different points of view on critical issues in American politics, using either a pro/con set of articles or one balanced article to illustrate the articles. Both the text and the Instructor's Resource Manual include ideas on how to use these articles to structure class debates. With the addition of this feature, the fifth Edition presents a greater number of readings directly related to the introductory American Government course. (Articles on international topics are interspersed throughout the other sections as appropriate.)