American Government

Author : Walter E. Volkomer
ISBN : 9780205916757
Genre : Political Science
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Updated in its 14th edition, American Government provides a concise overview of the American political system and its institutions using the Constitution as a backdrop and touchstone in every chapter. Concentrating on the most significant issues necessary to understanding American government, this book is specifically structured to engage today's readers through a concise, stimulating style that is free of ideological and political bias.
Category: Political Science

American Government

Author : Stephen Ansolabehere
ISBN : 0393283763
Genre : Political Science
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Connects current political science to the core topics in American politics.
Category: Political Science

American Government

Author : Peter Woll
ISBN : 0321329503
Genre : Political Science
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With an even stronger focus on the U.S. Constitution in the post 9/11 world, the Sixteenth Edition of the best-selling reader in American government puts students directly in touch with the great authors and political leaders who have shaped–and are shapi
Category: Political Science

Cengage Advantage Books American Government And Politics Today Brief Edition

Author : Steffen W. Schmidt
ISBN : 9781305499041
Genre : Education
File Size : 30.47 MB
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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: BRIEF EDITION, 2016-2017, shows you how easily and effectively you can participate in the political process. New features, up-to-date political news and analysis, and a great price make this text a top seller. Praised for its succinct format, balanced coverage, clarity, and readability, this book examines all the key concepts of American government, while providing interesting student-oriented features that further convey what active citizenship means. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Education

California Politics And Government A Practical Approach

Author : Larry N. Gerston
ISBN : 9781305953499
Genre : Education
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Clear, concise and straightforward, CALIFORNIA POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT: A PRACTICAL APPROACH, 14th Edition, is the most up-to-date and readable text on this subject. Students gain an understanding of how government and politics work, as well as how they affect their world. The book provides insight into real-life politics as it illustrates the complex forces at work in state government, and current examples enable students to comprehend the ins and outs of California politics. Coverage includes the 2016 elections as well as updates on judicial appointments, the impact of revised term limits for legislators, the state of California's budget, crime and prisons, water and immigration policy, and more. The impact of politics on public policy is integrated throughout the text, helping students see the impact of government and legislation. This text is ideally suited as a companion for an American government class, as well as a foundation for a course on state government. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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To Form A More Perfect Union

Author : Robert A. McGuire
ISBN : 0195349938
Genre : Business & Economics
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Many important questions regarding the creation and adoption of the United States Constitution remain unresolved. Did slaveholdings or financial holdings significantly influence our Founding Fathers' stance on particular clauses or rules contained in the Constitution? Was there a division of support for the Constitution related to religious beliefs or ethnicity? Were founders from less commercial areas more likely to oppose the Constitution? To Form a More Perfect Union successfully answers these questions and offers an economic explanation for the behavior of our Founding Fathers during the nation's constitutional founding. In 1913, American historian Charles A. Beard controversially argued in his book An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States that the framers and ratifiers of the Constitution were less interested in furthering democratic principles than in advancing specific economic and financial interests. Beard's thesis eventually emerged as the standard historical interpretation and remained so until the 1950s. Since then, many constitutional and historical scholars have questioned an economic interpretation of the Constitution as being too narrow or too calculating, believing the great principles and political philosophies that motivated the Founding Fathers to be worthier subjects of study. In this meticulously researched reexamination of the drafting and ratification of our nation's Constitution, Robert McGuire argues that Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, George Mason and the other Founding Fathers did act as much for economic motives as for abstract ideals. To Form a More Perfect Union offers compelling evidence showing that the economic, financial, and other interests of the founders can account for the specific design and adoption of our Constitution. This is the first book to provide modern evidence that substantiates many of the overall conclusions found in Charles Beard's An Economic Interpretation while challenging and overturning other of Beard's specific findings. To Form a More Perfect Union presents an entirely new approach to the study of the shaping of the U.S. Constitution. Through the application of economic thinking and rigorous statistical techniques, as well as the processing of vast amounts of data on the economic interests and personal characteristics of the Founding Fathers, McGuire convincingly demonstrates that an economic interpretation of the Constitution is valid. Radically challenging the prevailing views of most historians, political scientists, and legal scholars, To Form a More Perfect Union provides a wealth of new findings about the Founding Fathers' constitutional choices and sheds new light on the motivations behind the design and adoption of the United States Constitution.
Category: Business & Economics

Understanding American Government

Author : Susan Welch
ISBN : 9780495568391
Genre : Political Science
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UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT is highly respected and trusted for its attention to research and issues of diversity, as well as for its award-winning team of authors. While covering the foundations and features of American government, this text also moves beyond the nuts and bolts to explain why and how important features of government have evolved, their impact on government and individuals, and why these features are controversial (if they are) and worth learning. More than just narrating facts and current issues, UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT leaves students with an understanding of the why, so their knowledge can be applied long after the course is completed. UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT is a three-time winner of the American Government Textbook Award for the Best Treatment of Women in Politics, by the Women's Caucus for Political Science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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American Government Essentials Edition

Author : James Q. Wilson
ISBN : 9781305162839
Genre : Political Science
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Acclaimed for the scholarship of its prominent authors and the clarity of its narrative, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: THE ESSENTIALS focuses on three fundamental topics: the importance of institutions of American government; the historical development of governmental procedures, actors, and policies; and who governs in the United States and to what ends. The policymaking process and politics of policy are discussed in Chapter 1, and new Policy Dynamics: Inside/Outside the Box features integrate policy coverage throughout the text without the extra length of domestic and foreign policy chapters. Features such as learning objectives, Constitutional Connections relating current issues to founding principles, and How Things Work boxes illustrating important processes, help you organize your study and master the book's key concepts. The state-of-the-art media package available for this text provides online tools that help you interact with the material to prepare for class, study for exams, and succeed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Political Science

American Government

Author : Larry J. Sabato
ISBN : 0321195736
Genre : Political Science
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Longman is proud to present the Second Edition of the Texas Edition of O'Connor and Sabato's highly esteemed best-seller. The Texas politics section--7 chapters added to the end of the text--is written by Stefan Haag and Gary A. Keith, authors of the highly regarded Texas Politics and Government, Third Edition (Longman, 2003). Thoroughly updated through the 2002 elections and the current trends facing the American government, this Texas Edition will provide students with an up-to-date and engaging introduction to American government and Texas government. Following the lead of O'Connor and Sabato's text, it features a distinctive Continuity and Change theme
Category: Political Science