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American politics and society

Author: David H McKay
Publisher: Malden, Mass. ; London : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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"Completely revised and updated to take full account of the most recent and dramatic changes in the nature of American government, the sixth edition of American Politics and Society provides a clear and concise introduction to US politics for all students of political science and American studies. It explains, analyses and interprets the processes of US government and, crucially, appraises them from a non-US  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McKay, David H.
American politics and society.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David H McKay
ISBN: 1405126035 9781405126038 1405151897 9781405151894 9786611214821 6611214828
OCLC Number: 1058041340
Description: xx, 404 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Limited versus active government in an uncertain age --
2. Beliefs, values and American society --
3. Constitutional government --
4. Federalism : why the states still matter --
5. The changing role of political parties --
6. Elections and political participation --
7. The media and American politics --
8. US legislators and their constituents --
9. Congress as legislature : functions and powers --
10. The presidency --
11. Bureaucratic power : federal departments and agencies --
12. The security state --
13. Organized interests : the real power? --
14. The Supreme Court and judicial politics --
15. Regulating morality : civil rights, liberties and the conscience issues --
16. Social policy in America : self-reliance and state dependence --
17. Managing economic change --
18. The American world role --
19. The American political system in the post-9/11 world --
App. The Constitution of the United States.
Other Titles: American politics & society
Responsibility: David McKay.
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"Completely revised and updated to take full account of the most recent and dramatic changes in the nature of American government, the sixth edition of American Politics and Society provides a clear and concise introduction to US politics for all students of political science and American studies. It explains, analyses and interprets the processes of US government and, crucially, appraises them from a non-US perspective."--Jacket.

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