A Brief Introduction to US Politics
Routledge, 22. 7. 2014 - Počet stran: 214
A Brief Introduction to American Politicsprovides a coherent and succinct account of how contemporary American politics blends enduring principles with the realities and demands of the present day.
Beginning with a brief overview of American society today, the book introduces the constitutional framework of American politics and the fluid concept and practice of federalism. It also covers the major features of the representative process, looking at both elections and main players such as parties, interest groups, and the media. Chapters on the major institutions of the federal government - the presidency, the Congress, and the Supreme Court – examines how they are simultaneously independent and constrained by each other. Chapters on domestic and foreign policy demonstrate how government and politics work in connection with the system’s main outputs.
A Brief Introduction to American Politicsis a shorter version of Politics USA and is intended for students who need an introduction to the essential features of the American political system.
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The United States is a complex democracy. Its structural roots date from the eighteenth century, as do its founding concepts ofpopularsovereignty and republicanism. Yet in the two centuries and more since the Constitution of 1787 was ...
Most vote Democrat. ... Many Democrats believed thatBushhad stolenthe election and deploredthe fact it was the most conservative justiceson theSupreme Court who had ruled in his favour. President Bush won again in 2004. Although no one.
While the War ofIndependence was emphatically notfought tocreate a democracy inAmerica, it did inspire a strengthening of democratic elements inthenew constitutions ...
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It was aclose relativeofthe even more alarming concept of democracy, which was equated withamob rule«. ... Asa result, American constitutionalism after independence was based on incorporating democratic elements of government, ...
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