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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... Discussion points Further reading References Chapter 3 Elections and theelectorate The constitutional frameworkof elections Electoral strategy Presidential nominations Presidential election campaigns Congressional elections Voting ...
... Television The media and elections Discussion points Further reading References Chapter 6 The presidency and the executive branch The constitutionaldebate A national office Limited powersand presidential personality Main elements of ...
Inthe UnitedStates, however, presidential electionsare determined not bythenational popular votebut by the number of electoral collegevotes that each stateis allocated. In 2000, the election came downto whichcandidate had won thestate ...
President Bush won again in 2004. Although no one challenged the legitimacy of that election, the margin of victory was narrow. It demonstrated once again that the country was sharply and evenly divided. The American political systemis ...
However,the first generation of national office-holders included many such as Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison who honoured the terms ... Partiesare virtually unavoidable in a system withfree elections.
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References Chapter 10 Foreign policy Ideology andselfinterest 17761945 The Cold
Political partiesinterest groupsand money