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US government and politics

Author: William Storey
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2010.
Series: Politics study guides.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The US political system is designed to ensure that freedom and opportunity will always be protected, by making it almost impossible for power to become concentrated in the hands of a few people seeking to run society for their own benefit. Have these aims been achieved?. The answer is that Americans have sharply contrasting views on how well their political system works. They disagreed with each other when they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Storey, William.
US Government and Politics.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Storey
ISBN: 9780748638802 0748638806 9780748630264 0748630260
OCLC Number: 664232834
Description: 1 online resource (417 pages).
Contents: Introduction, A beacon on the hill --
Part I. The framework of US politics. Ch. 1. The constitution of the United States of America --
Ch. 2. Federalism --
Ch. 3. Race and ethnicity in US politics --
Part II. The limits on federal power-pluralism. Ch. 5. Political parties --
Ch. 6. Pressure groups --
Part III. Testing the limits of federal power --
the judiciary, the legislature nad the executive --
Ch. 7. The Judiciary --
Ch. 8. Congress --
Ch. 9. The domestic presidency --
Ch. 10. The presidency --
foreign affairs --
Conclusion, true to its founding ideals.
Series Title: Politics study guides.
Other Titles: United States government and politics
Responsibility: William Storey.

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