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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We move next to the majorfeatures of the representative process: elections, of course, butalsothe main players in electoralpolitics, such as parties,interest groups andthe media.We also analyse the challenges todemocracy presented by an ...
Some,like James Madison, were convinced thatthe lower chamberof theCongress, the House of Representatives, must bedirectly elected bythe citizenry. He believed that the stability ofthe government would depend considerably on whether the ...
president, the senators and the justices of the Supreme Court, the more democratically-minded delegates carried the day on the House of Representatives. This was to be the major democratic element in the new Constitution.
Moreover, because representatives of many different interests and viewpoints could influence national policy-making, the system was highly consensual. However, theother sideofthat coinwas thatthe system would prove difficult to ...
... building in the weighting towards small states that equal representation in Senate affords. While representation in the House of Representatives was designed to be distributed according to the census record of population, the integrity.
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References Chapter 10 Foreign policy Ideology andselfinterest 17761945 The Cold
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