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 politics and culture of Texas, for example, are very different from those of New York, California or Vermont. There is also a tremendous diversity of ethnic and racial groups, so that it is no longer a simple matter.
Laterwaves of immigrants broughteven more religious diversity,as JewsandOrientals, for example, found ahome inAmerica. Onthe economic front, there were early differences betweenthe mercantile economy ofNew England and the plantation ...
For example, statessuch as Floridaand Pennsylvania are evenly balanced between liberals andconservatives, Democratsand Republicans. Furthermore, individualAmericans may be Blue on some issues but Red on others.
For example, while no state formally abolished property qualifications for the franchise,
As a result, statesas well as the federal government may not abridge freedom of speech andthepress and, in the modern era, thismeans, for example,that there are few governmentlimitson political or artisticexpression.
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References Chapter 10 Foreign policy Ideology andselfinterest 17761945 The Cold
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