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U.S. Government and Politics (Paperback)

Author: Storey, William

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Product Overview

This is a series of well-written, accessible introductions to key areas of Politics courses taught at both A-level/Highers and first-year undergraduate level.

Each book is structured in the same way, with each chapter consisting of the following:

A short boxed paragraph of introduction, setting out the broad area to be explored

A brief conclusion summarising what you should have learnt

A glossary of key terms

Sample examination questions

Helpful websites

Suggestions for further reading

The emphasis is on responding to student needs by producing up-to-date material written in a user-friendly, style.

The US political system is designed to ensure that freedom and opportunity will always be protected, by making it almost impossible for power to become concentrated in the hands of a few people seeking to run society for their own benefit. Have these aims been achieved?

The answer is that Americans have sharply contrasting views on how well their political system works. They disagreed with each other when they established the system at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and have continued to disagree ever since. This book covers the governing institutions and key issues at the heart of these disagreements. It also outlines the thinking behind the main viewpoints, in order to help its readers decide for themselves which they find most persuasive.

This new edition of the best-selling introduction to US Government and Politics has been completely revised and updated to reflect the changes in the area since the election of the new President.

Key Features:

Presents a readable, accessible but academically stimulating introduction to the government and politics of the USA

Evaluates the US political system through the topics of: The Constitution; Race; The Judiciary; Federalism; Elections; Political Parties; Pressure Groups; Congress; The Presidency


Publisher Edinburgh Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780748638802
SKU 211292394
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0748638806
Release Date 8/1/2010
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Edition 0002
Minimum Age 22
Number of Pages 0404
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
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