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Politics USA.

Author: Robert J McKeever; Philip Davies; R A Maidment
Publisher: Harlow : Pearson Longman, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed.
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This text provides a complete introduction to politics and government in the US. It examines the political system and discusses both the mechanics of American government and domestic and foreign policy.
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J McKeever; Philip Davies; R A Maidment
ISBN: 9780582473409 0582473403
OCLC Number: 62089076
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: ContentsPreface to the Second EditionAcknowledgementsDedication1. America in the twenty-first century - IntroductionPart 1. The constitutional dimension of American politics2. The Constitution and constitutionalism 3. FederalismPart 2. The socio-economic contexts4. The rise and fall of consensus since 19455. Economy and society6. Gender and American politics7. Race, ethnicity and immigration in the USAPart 3. The representative process8. Elections and voting behaviour9. The mass media and politics10. Political parties11. Interest groups and political action committeesPart 4. The executive process12. Presidential power13. The federal bureaucracyPart 5. The legislative process14. Congress and the president15. Congressional structures and processesPart 6. The judicial process16. The Supreme Court and judicial review17. The Supreme Court and American politicsPart 7. The policy process18. Serving the people: government and domestic policy19. The politics of race and affirmative action20. Abortion21. Foreign policy22. The War on TerrorIndex

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Provides an overview of US political institutions. This title includes coverage of the presidency, the Congress and the Supreme Court. It pays attention to the historic and socio-economic contexts of  Read more...

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"exemplary elegance" - THES, 24 November 2006

 
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