American Government

American Government
Author by: Glen Krutz
Release: 2018-01-07
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 778
ISBN: 9888407414
Language: en
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Our American Government textbook adheres to the scope and sequence of introductory American government courses nationwide. We have endeavored to make the workings of American Government interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the conceptual coverage and rigor inherent in the subject at the college level. With this objective in mind, the content of this textbook has been developed and arranged to provide a logical progression from the fundamental principles of institutional design at the founding, to avenues of political participation, to thorough coverage of the political structures that constitute American government. The book builds upon what students have already learned and emphasizes connections between topics as well as between theory and applications. The goal of each section is to enable students not just to recognize concepts, but to work with them in ways that will be useful in later courses, future careers, and as engaged citizens. The organization and pedagogical features were developed and vetted with feedback from American government instructors dedicated to the project.

American Government 101

American Government 101
Author by: Kathleen Sears
Release: 2016-09-16
Editor: Adams Media
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1440598452
Language: un
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All you need to know about elections, politics, and government! Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of government into tedious discourse that would put even the president to sleep. American Government 101 cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you learn. From the backstory of the Constitution to the institution of the Electoral College, this primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining tidbits and concepts to help you learn about how the government of the United States actually works. So whether you want to learn about how policies and laws are created, or just want to become a better-informed voter, American Government 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.

The Basics of American Government

The Basics of American Government
Author by: Carl D. Cavalli
Release: 2013-08-06
Editor: University of North Georgia
Pages: 388
ISBN: 0979232465
Language: en
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The Basics of American Government is a collaborative effort among eight current and one former faculty members in the Departments of Political Science and Criminal Justice at University of North Georgia. The purpose of this book is to offer a no-frills, low-cost, yet comprehensive overview of the American political system for students taking introductory courses in American national government. Furthermore, the work combines the best aspects of both a traditional textbook and a reader in that most chapters offer a piece of original scholarship as a case study to bolster or reinforce the material presented in the chapter. In addition, many chapters present a civic engagement-type exercise and discussion questions intended to challenge, engage, and foster student participation in the political system. The authors undertook this project for several reasons, most notably the high costs of textbooks for students and the lack of college-level scholarship found in most American Government texts. This 375-page, peer-reviewed, edited book that combines traditional material with original scholarship will cost students $27.99, well below market standards. All of the authors are experienced classroom instructors, subject matter experts, and published researchers in the field of American politics.

The Everything American Government Book

The Everything American Government Book
Author by: Nick Ragone
Release: 2004-06-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781440522970
Language: en
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If the confusion following the last presidential election is any indication, the average citizen knows precious little about the democratic system and the laws that affect their daily lives. The Everything American Government Book unravels the complexities of our democracy and provides readers with the knowledge necessary to make the right decisions and take an active role in the management of their country. From the roots of American government and the challenges that have helped shape it over the years to its current structure and systems, this thoroughly researched work is ideal for anyone brushing up on civics, as well as students of all ages. Readers learn about: The personalities and events that gave rise to our current system The real significance of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution The functions of each branch of government and how they work together Private sector’s influence on public policy and decision-making Ways to get involved and make a difference Specially designed to inform and empower the average citizen during this critical election year, The Everything American Government Book provides the keys to understanding the ins and outs of the most powerful democracy in the world.

The Submerged State

The Submerged State
Author by: Suzanne Mettler
Release: 2011-08-31
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780226521664
Language: en
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“Keep your government hands off my Medicare!” Such comments spotlight a central question animating Suzanne Mettler’s provocative and timely book: why are many Americans unaware of government social benefits and so hostile to them in principle, even though they receive them? The Obama administration has been roundly criticized for its inability to convey how much it has accomplished for ordinary citizens. Mettler argues that this difficulty is not merely a failure of communication; rather it is endemic to the formidable presence of the “submerged state.” In recent decades, federal policymakers have increasingly shunned the outright disbursing of benefits to individuals and families and favored instead less visible and more indirect incentives and subsidies, from tax breaks to payments for services to private companies. These submerged policies, Mettler shows, obscure the role of government and exaggerate that of the market. As a result, citizens are unaware not only of the benefits they receive, but of the massive advantages given to powerful interests, such as insurance companies and the financial industry. Neither do they realize that the policies of the submerged state shower their largest benefits on the most affluent Americans, exacerbating inequality. Mettler analyzes three Obama reforms—student aid, tax relief, and health care—to reveal the submerged state and its consequences, demonstrating how structurally difficult it is to enact policy reforms and even to obtain public recognition for achieving them. She concludes with recommendations for reform to help make hidden policies more visible and governance more comprehensible to all Americans. The sad truth is that many American citizens do not know how major social programs work—or even whether they benefit from them. Suzanne Mettler’s important new book will bring government policies back to the surface and encourage citizens to reclaim their voice in the political process.

American Government 101

American Government 101
Author by: Kathleen Sears
Release: 2016-09-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781440598463
Language: en
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All you need to know about elections, politics, and government! Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of government into tedious discourse that would put even the president to sleep. American Government 101 cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you learn. From the backstory of the Constitution to the institution of the Electoral College, this primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining tidbits and concepts to help you learn about how the government of the United States actually works. So whether you want to learn about how policies and laws are created, or just want to become a better-informed voter, American Government 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.

American Government

American Government
Author by: Scott F. Abernathy
Release: 2017-11-27
Editor: CQ Press
Pages: 600
ISBN: 9781544307374
Language: en
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American government is not just one story—it’s many stories. Our stories. And they are still being told. In American Government: Stories of a Nation, author Scott Abernathy tunes in to the voices of America’s people, showing how diverse ideas throughout our nation’s history have shaped our political institutions, our identities, the way we participate and behave, the laws we live by, and the challenges we face. His storytelling approach brings the core concepts of government to life, making them meaningful and memorable, and allowing all students to see themselves reflected in the pages. For the new Brief Edition, Abernathy has carefully condensed and updated the content from the Full version, giving you the information you need--and the stories you can relate to--in a more concise, value-oriented package.

American Government

American Government
Author by: Marc Landy
Release: 2018-12-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 500
ISBN: 9781108471367
Language: en
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Prompts students to consider how the past shapes the present and future of American politics and government.

American Government Studies

American Government Studies
Author by: University of Arizona. Institute of Government Research
Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015078316927
Language: en
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American Government

American Government
Author by: Cal Jillson
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0367465299
Language: en
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American Government: Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure highlights the necessary tension between our constitutional principles and institutions and the populist heat that sometimes roils our national politics, especially at the current political moment. Our constitutional democracy has been under pressure for some time, but few would deny that fears for its fate have deepened in just the past few years. We assume that our political institutions will limit and contain contemporary populism, just as the Founders intended and as they have in the past, but will they? An increasingly polarized electorate, urging their representatives to fight and never to compromise, may be stressing Constitutional limits. This new edition offers to help American government teachers lead their students to a nuanced theoretical and practical understanding of what is happening in the politics of their Constitutional democracy today. New to the Second Edition Further develops and highlights the distinguishing theme of the book, "Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure," in light of Trump Administration events over the last two years. Expands coverage of all media aspects including fake news, social media, responsible journalism, and related topics including foreign manipulation of the news. Includes the most recent election results. Addresses issues specific to the Trump Administration including unique coverage of the 25th Amendment, cabinet instability, election interferences, executive power and unitary action, and impact on the courts. Updates in all tables, figures, suggested readings plus photo updates throughout.

The Infographic Guide to American Government

The Infographic Guide to American Government
Author by: Carissa Lytle,Jara Kern
Release: 2019-07-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781507210819
Language: en
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This vibrant, illustrated guide to the ins and outs of United States politics provides a clearer understanding of the current events and regular processes that shape this nation and the world. Decipher the American political system with this clear, easy-to-understand guide to the basics of the United States political system, from the founding of the thirteen colonies, to the foundations of the constitution, to how elections work. You’ll also find information about the history and context of current issues, like how Supreme Court justices are appointed; the electoral college and the popular vote; and how to get involved in the political process. Perfect for anyone looking for information on basic political processes, The Infographic Guide to American Government includes graphics that help simplify a range of topics from the Revolutionary War to all about a free press.

American Government

American Government
Author by: Stephen Ansolabehere,Benjamin Ginsberg,Kenneth A. Shepsle,Theodore J. Lowi
Release: 2018-12-15
Editor: W. W. Norton
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0393674932
Language: en
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A fresh, accessible perspective on the fundamentals

Understanding American Government and Politics

Understanding American Government and Politics
Author by: Duncan Watts
Release: 2006-03-17
Editor: Manchester University Press
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0719073278
Language: en
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Written specifically for A2 level students, this new edition covers all aspects of US politics including the constitution, the legislature, the judiciary, elections, political parties, pressure groups and civil liberties in a clear, accessible and easy to understand style.

American Government Brief Version

American Government  Brief Version
Author by: James Q. Wilson
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0495906786
Language: un
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This popular brief edition text for the one-semester or one-quarter American Government course maintains the framework of Wilson's comprehensive text, emphasizing the historical development of the American political system, who governs, and to what ends. AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, BRIEF VERSION, TENTH EDITION offers new coverage of such key and emerging issues as the 2010 campaigns and elections; leadership of President Obama and the 111th Congress; the economic downturn and new policies to combat the crisis; healthcare reform; recent changes to the Supreme Court; same-sex marriage; and the war in Afghanistan. The text also emphasizes critical thinking skills throughout and includes many tools to help students maximize their study efforts ... and results. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to U S Government and Politics

The Complete Idiot s Guide to U S  Government and Politics
Author by: Franco Scardino
Release: 2009
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 376
ISBN: 1592578535
Language: en
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Presents an introduction to American government and politics, discussing such topics as the responsibilities of each branch of government, the Constitution, political parties, and how economic, foreign, and defense policies are formulated.

American Government

American Government
Author by: Cal Jillson
Release: 2007-07-17
Editor: Psychology Press
Pages: 521
ISBN: 9780415960779
Language: en
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In this introductory American politics text, Cal Jillson provides not only a sense of how politics works today but also how institutions, systems, political participation, and policies have developed over time to produce today's political environment in the United States. This historical context provides the necessary backdrop for students to understand why things work the way they do now. Going one step further, the book identifies critical reforms and how American democracy might work better. In a streamlined presentation, Jillson delivers a concise and engaging narrative to help students understand the complexities and importance of American politics. Key features: The 4th edition is thoroughly updated, including full analysis of the 2006 mid-term elections and shift in partisan control of Congress. Chapter-opening Focus Questions; illustrative figures and charts; "Let's Compare" and "Pro & Con" boxes; key terms; time lines; and end-of-chapter suggested readings and web resources. Companion website for students (http://americangovernment.routledge.com) features chapter summaries, focus questions, practice quizzes, glossary flashcards, participation activities, and links. Instructor's resources on the web and on CD-ROM, including Testbank, Instructor's Manual, figures and tables from the text, and lecture outlines.

American Government and Popular Discontent

American Government and Popular Discontent
Author by: Steven E. Schier,Todd E. Eberly
Release: 2013-07-18
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781136650574
Language: en
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Popular distrust and the entrenchment of government by professionals lie at the root of America’s most pressing political problems. How did U.S. politics get to this point? Contemporary American politics got much of its shape from the transformations brought about from the 1950s to the 1980s. Presidential and congressional behavior, voting behavior, public opinion, public policy and federalism were all reconfigured during that time and many of those changes persist to this day and structure the political environment in the early twenty-first century. Throughout American history, parties have been a reliable instrument for translating majority preferences into public policy. From the 1950s to the 1980s, a gradual antiparty realignment, alongside the growth of professional government, produced a new American political system of remarkable durability – and remarkable dysfunction. It is a system that is paradoxically stable despite witnessing frequent shifts in party control of the institutions of government at the state and national level. Schier and Eberly's system-level view of American politics demonstrates the disconnect between an increasingly polarized and partisan elite and an increasingly disaffected mass public.

How Canadians Govern Themselves

How Canadians Govern Themselves
Author by: Eugene Alfred Forsey
Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1032867885
Language: en
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Explores Canada's parliamentary system from the decisions made by the Fathers of Confederation, to the daily work of Members of Parliament in the Commons and Senate chambers. Also contains useful information on Canada's constitution, the judicial system and provincial and municipal powers.

The Gao The Quest For Accountability In American Government

The Gao  The Quest For Accountability In American Government
Author by: Frederick C Mosher
Release: 2019-09-27
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 388
ISBN: 9781000301755
Language: en
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This book concerns accountability and the institution initially set up for the purpose of assuring accountability for governmental performance. It enhances understanding of the nature of the General Accounting Office (GAO) as an institution and its role in the American system of government.

Government is Us 2 0

Government is Us 2 0
Author by: Cheryl Simrell King
Release: 2014-12-17
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781317469452
Language: en
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When this seminal work was originally published, the focus was on whether or not citizens should be involved in administrative governance. Today that question has been replaced by concerns about how and how much they should be involved. Currently relationships between citizens and their governments remain as, or more, complicated as they were then.Government Is Us 2.0 picks up where the previous edition left off. It addresses the bigger questions that are being asked and discussed about the relationships among and between citizens and their governments, how individuals and agencies govern, and the institutional elements that keep us from engendering long-term, socially just participatory change.