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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert J McKeever; Philip Davies; R A Maidment
|Notes:||Previous edition: published as by Richard Maidment, Robert McKeever and John Zvesper. Hemel Hempstead: Prentice Hall, 1999.|
|Description:||xiii, 370 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Contents Preface to the Second Edition Acknowledgements Dedication 1. America in the twenty-first century - Introduction Part 1. The constitutional dimension of American politics 2. The Constitution and constitutionalism 3. Federalism Part 2. The socio-economic contexts 4. The rise and fall of consensus since 1945 5. Economy and society 6. Gender and American politics 7. Race, ethnicity and immigration in the USA Part 3. The representative process 8. Elections and voting behaviour 9. The mass media and politics 10. Political parties 11. Interest groups and political action committees Part 4. The executive process 12. Presidential power 13. The federal bureaucracy Part 5. The legislative process 14. Congress and the president 15. Congressional structures and processes Part 6. The judicial process 16. The Supreme Court and judicial review 17. The Supreme Court and American politics Part 7. The policy process 18. Serving the people: government and domestic policy 19. The politics of race and affirmative action 20. Abortion 21. Foreign policy 22. The War on Terror Index|
"exemplary elegance" - THES, 24 November 2006