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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... 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, ...
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 created, the United States has undergone ...
Viewed throughtheprismofculture, theAmericanpolitical systemin the early twenty-first century presents a fascinating but complex picture. For anyone comingnew toAmericanpolitics, the first thing to understand is that the United States ...
As a result,oneof the principalchallenges for the Americanpolitical system has always beento accommodate diversity while providing foreffective government at the national level.In the secondhalf of the twentieth century,a new dimension ...
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References Chapter 10 Foreign policy Ideology andselfinterest 17761945 The Cold
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