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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Contents Preface Introduction: American government and politics Chapter 1 The Constitution and constitutionalism The origins of the Constitution of 1787 The Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution The Articles of ...
... The presidency and the executive branch The constitutionaldebate A national office Limited powersand presidential ... Congress today: mandate andthe legislative agenda Congressional cooperation andresistance Congressional oversight ...
... policy debate America«s publicsupport policies Items from century agenda a twenty-first The context andthe future Chapter summary Discussion points Further reading References Chapter 10 Foreign policy Ideology andself-interest, ...
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References Chapter 10 Foreign policy Ideology andselfinterest 17761945 The Cold
Political partiesinterest groupsand money