Developments in American Politics 8

Developments in American Politics 8

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In this state-of-the-art textbook, a distinguished team of established experts and rising scholars discuss the legacy of the Obama years and the impact of the unexpected Trump presidential victory of 2016. Carrying on the tradition set by its predecessors of incisive, authoritative and up-to-date coverage, this eighth volume explores the policy dilemmas faced by the Trump administration, as well as the doubts over the efficiency of America's key political institutions, its policy-making processes and the operation of its democracy.

Carefully balancing contemporary topics with in-depth analysis of their underlying processes and historical roots, this is essential reading for all students and researchers in the field of American government and politics. Moreover, as issues such as race, religion, and law and order become ever more politicized, it will be highly valuable for those interested in American society more generally.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 323 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 18.8mm | 545g
  • Red Globe Press
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 8th ed. 2018
  • 23 Illustrations, black and white; XX, 323 p. 23 illus.
  • 1352001810
  • 9781352001815
  • 1,629,697

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Written by a team of leading experts of American politics, this text provides an authoritative and informed analysis of the latest issues, trends and developments. Fully up-to-date, the book takes full account of the political landscape that followed the 2016 elections and the controversies which face Trump's administration.
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Table of contents

1. Introduction; Gillian Peele, Christopher J. Bailey, Bruce Cain, B. Guy Peters and Jon Herbert.- 2. Race, Ethnicity and Immigration; Richard Johnson.- 3. Religion and American Politics; Gillian Peele.- 4. The 2016 Elections; David Brady and Brett Parker.- 5.Political Parties; Nicol Rae.- 6. Interest Groups and Political Money; Raymond J. La Raja.- 7. The Presidency; Douglas L. Kriner.- 8. Congress; Joel D. Aberbach and Bert A. Rockman.- 9.The Supreme Court; Cornell W. Clayton and Michael Salamone.- 10. States and Cities; Graham Wilson.- 11. Economic Policy; B. Guy Peters.- 12. Environment Policy; Christopher J. Bailey.- 13. The Obama Legacy, Partisan Polarisation, and the Politics of Social Policy; Alex Waddan and Daniel Beland.- 14. Crime, Law and Order; J.N.Herbert.- 15. Foreign and Security Policy; Jordan Tama.- 16. Reforming American Democracy: Paving the way for Trump; Bruce E. Cain
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About Gillian Peele

Gillian Peele is Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, UKChristopher J. Bailey is Professor of American Politics, University of Keele, UK
Bruce Cain is Professor of Political Science, Stanford University, California, USA
B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of American Government, University of Pittsburgh, USAJon Herbert is Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Keele, UK
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