Political Institutions in the United States

Political Institutions in the United States

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This book helps students to understand American politics by guiding them through the different institutions of American government. It covers the electoral and party systems, the separation of powers between the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, and the division of powers between the federal government and the states. It also explores the internal organization of each institution. This book gives students a solid understanding of the 'rules' of the American political game, the 'pitch' on which the game is played, and the basic characteristics and orientations of the 'teams' that are playing the game. It enables students to study contemporary American politics with greater understanding, and to see the differences between the government of the United States and the governments of other democracies.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 16mm | 458.14g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • tables and figures
  • 0199283834
  • 9780199283835
  • 1,228,096

About Richard S. Katz

Richard S. Katz is Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University.show more

Table of contents

1. The Foundations of American Government ; 2. Federalism American Style ; 3. Elections in the United States ; 4. The American Party System ; 5. The Chief Executive ; 6. The Legislative Branch ; 7. The Bureaucracy ; 8. The Judiciary ; 9. The American Secret ; Appendix: The Constitution of the United Statesshow more