American Government and Politics: A Concise Introductionby Robert Singh SAGE Publications Ltd
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- Pbk 342 pages
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From the impeachment of Bill Clinton, to the controversy surrounding the 2000 presidential election, and the Bush administration's responses to September 11, students will gain a balanced and critical understanding of all the key issues and debates in contemporary American government and politics today.
A number of key underlying themes include:
- the nature of American values and identity
- the influence of the constitution on political development
- the ways in which key governing institutions function to produce domestic and foreign policy.
Key features include:
- comprehensive glossary of key terms
- discussion and summary boxes
- web links and guides to further reading
American Government and Politics: A Concise Introduction is the foundation companion text to Contemporary American Politics: Issues and Controversies also published by SAGE.
Americanism The US Constitution Political Parties and the Party System Elections and Voting Behaviour Presidential Selection The Presidency Congress The Supreme Court Interest Groups The Federal Bureaucracy Domestic Policy Foreign Policy Conclusion
`In American Government and Politics Robert Singh provides an excellent introduction to the subject. His approach is wide ranging, his examples well selected and his style is accessible. It will make an ideal book for introductory and more advanced university courses on US government. I strongly recommend the book to teachers and students' - Desmond King, Mellon Professor of American Government, University of Oxford