Power and Politics in America

Power and Politics in America

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This brief, readable introduction to American government textbook presents a clear, straightforward presentation featuring the clash of rival interpretations of American political institutions and issues. While providing the usual basic information and analysis found in most introductory American government texts, Power and Politics in America presents alternative opinions through five perspectives on a left-right spectrum.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 185.42 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 952.54g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • BROOKS/COLE
  • CA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • index
  • 0534129544
  • 9780534129545

Table of contents

Part One: Introduction. Five perspectives on the American political system. The constitutional framework. Part Two: Politics and the people. Public opinion: who cares about politics? Interest groups and the public interest. Elections: majorities, media and money. Political parties: do we need them? Part Three: The institutions of government. The presidency: too much or too little power? The congress: obstacle course or balance wheel? The federal bureaucracy: a fourth branch. The supreme court and constitutional rights. Federalism: states and cities. Part Four: Issues in public policy. Economic policy : sharing the wealth. Equal protection? Race, ethnicity, gender. Energy and the environment. Foreign policy: a new era. Power and politics: a review of the five perspectives.show more