Power and Politics in America

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This brief introduction to American government features a straightforward, readable presentation of the clash between rivaling interpretations of political institutions and issues. POWER AND POLITICS IN AMERICA uses a spectrum of alternative opinions to present facts and analysis about the fundamentals of American government.
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  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 190.8 x 232.9 x 19.1mm | 850.98g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • 0155071645
  • 9780155071643

Table of contents

Part One: Introduction. 1. Five Perspectives on the American Political System. 2. The Constitutional Framework. Part Two: Politics and The People. 3. Public Opinion: Who Cares About Politics? 4. Interest Groups and The Public Interest. 5. Political Parties: Do We Need Them? 6. Elections: Majorities, Media, And Money. Part Three: The Institutions of Government. 7. The Presidency: Power and Frustration. 8. Congress: Obstacle Course or Balance Wheel? 9. The Federal Bureaucracy: A Fourth Branch? 10. The Supreme Court and Constitutional Rights. 11. Federalism: States and Cities. Part Four: Issues in Public Policy. 12. The Economy. 13. Sharing the Wealth: The Welfare State. 14. Race and Ethnicity. 15. The Politics of Gender. 16. Foreign Policy: A New Era. 17. Power and Politics: A Review of the Five Perspectives. Appendix.
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Part One: Introduction. 1. Five Perspectives on the American Political System. 2. The Constitutional Framework. Part Two: Politics and The People. 3. Public Opinion: Who Cares About Politics? 4. Interest Groups and The Public Interest. 5. Political Parties: Do We Need Them? 6. Elections: Majorities, Media, And Money. Part Three: The Institutions of Government. 7. The Presidency: Power and Frustration. 8. Congress: Obstacle Course or Balance Wheel? 9. The Federal Bureaucracy: A Fourth Branch? 10. The Supreme Court and Constitutional Rights. 11. Federalism: States and Cities. Part Four: Issues in Public Policy. 12. The Economy. 13. Sharing the Wealth: The Welfare State. 14. Race and Ethnicity. 15. The Politics of Gender. 16. Foreign Policy: A New Era. 17. Power and Politics: A Review of the Five Perspectives. Appendix.
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