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American government : political change and institutional development

Author: Calvin C Jillson
Publisher: Fort Worth, TX : Harcourt Brace College Publishers, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[This book] provides [an] introduction to American government that emphasizes the historical foundations of U.S. political institutions and the way they have developed in response to change. [The book] challenges students to think critically about how the American political system operates. [This] textbook provides up-to-date coverage of the 1998 mid-term elections.-Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Calvin C Jillson
ISBN: 0155018612 9780155018617
OCLC Number: 40700727
Description: xxvii, 543, [69] pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 23 cm
Contents: Political principles and Constitutional foundations: Origins of American political principles; Revolution and the Constitution; Federalism and American political development --
American politics, organized for influence: Political socialization and public opinion; Mass media and the political agenda; Organized interests and political parties; Voting, campaigns, and elections; Movement politics and political change --
American politics, institutions and governance: Congress, law making and domestic representation; President, governing with more responsibility than power; Bureaucracy, service delivery under conditions of scarcity; Federal courts, activism versus restraint --
Politics and public policy: Civil liberties and civil rights, balance or conflict; Government and the economy; America in the world --
Appendixes: Declaration of Independence; Articles of Confederation; Constitution of the United States; Federalist numbers 10, 51, 78; Partisan control of the Presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court; Glossaries of terms and cases.
Responsibility: Cal Jillson.

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