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 ...
they are essential toasound understanding of politics in the United States.As withthebook asa whole, we aimto provide an intelligentbut accessible analysis to constitutionalism and federalism. Keytermsand concepts are explained in a way ...
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For anyone comingnew toAmericanpolitics, the first thing to understand is that the United States is a verydiversecountry. There are 50 States with many geographical, political and cultural differences between them.
Most striking of all, perhaps, are the different lifestyles to be found in the United States. The country thatled the world in such mattersas feminism, gayrights andyouth culture is also acountry wheremanyare deeply religious andadopt a ...
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