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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Chapter summary Discussion points Further reading Websites References Chapter 8 The Supreme Court andjudicial politics Judicial review Stages of judicialreview Judicial reasoning and politics Judicial activism andjudicial self-restraint ...
Bush appearedtohave wonby anarrow margin, buttheGore campaign challenged the factthatsome voteshad notbeen counted becausethe voting machine had not punched clean through the ballot papers. A lengthy judicial wrangle followed, ...
Forthe Founding Fathers, then, theseparation of powers into legislative,executive and judicial branchesof government came quite naturally. The problem at Philadelphia was how to turnthe separation of powers into functioninggovernment ...
The Senate Members chosen by state legislatures in any manner they wish Judicial Branch The Supreme Court Justices chosen jointly by the president and the Senate. The president nominates Supreme Courtjustices and the Senate ...
... consolidation of the several parts of the union into one complete government, possessed of perfect legislative, judicial, and executive powers, to all intents and purposes, it will necessarily acquirein its exercise and operation.« ...
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References Chapter 10 Foreign policy Ideology andselfinterest 17761945 The Cold
Political partiesinterest groupsand money