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A Brief Introduction to US Politics By Robert J. McKeever

A Brief Introduction to US Politics

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An introduction to US politics, this book provides students with an overview, looking in detail at the main institutions with coverage of the presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court. It is useful for any student reading US Politics. Tables, charts and highlighted passages raise issues of particular interest or relevance.
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A Brief Introduction to US Politics by Robert J. McKeever

A Brief Introduction to American Politicsprovides a coherent and succinct account of how contemporary American politics blends enduring principles with the realities and demands of the present day.

Beginning with a brief overview of American society today, the book introduces the constitutional framework of American politics and the fluid concept and practice of federalism. It also covers the major features of the representative process, looking at both elections and main players such as parties, interest groups, and the media. Chapters on the major institutions of the federal government - the presidency, the Congress, and the Supreme Court - examines how they are simultaneously independent and constrained by each other. Chapters on domestic and foreign policy demonstrate how government and politics work in connection with the system's main outputs.

A Brief Introduction to American Politicsis a shorter version of Politics USA and is intended for students who need an introduction to the essential features of the American political system.

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A Brief Introduction to US Politics Reviews


''This succinct volume provides the reader with interesting and well-written overviews of all the major issues in American politics and government.''

Daunis Auers, University of Latvia

Table of Contents


Introduction: America government and politics

Chapter 1. The Constitution and constitutionalism

Chapter 2. Federalism

Chapter 3. Elections and the electorate

Chapter 4. Political parties, interest groups and money

Chapter 5. The mass media and politics

Chapter 6. The presidency and the executive branch

Chapter 7. The Congress

Chapter 8. The Supreme Court and judicial politics

Chapter 9. US government and domestic policy

Chapter 10. Foreign policy

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GOR010598596
A Brief Introduction to US Politics by Robert J. McKeever
Robert J. McKeever
Used - Like New
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2006-01-20
214
0582473411
9780582473416
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.