A Brief Introduction to US Politics

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Routledge, 22. 7. 2014 - Počet stran: 214
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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 Constitution and constitutionalism
The philosophy and design of the Constitution
References
Bureaucracy
Elections and theelectorate The constitutional frameworkof elections
The voters
Further reading
The mass
Discussion points
The Congress
The Supreme
References Chapter 10 Foreign policy Ideology andselfinterest 17761945 The Cold
Further reading
Political partiesinterest groupsand money
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