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Paperback American Government : Institutions and Policies Book

ISBN: 039596105X

ISBN13: 9780395961056

American Government : Institutions and Policies

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American Government, the classic, brief text for introductory American government courses, is acclaimed for its clear writing and the exceptional scholarship of its prominent author. The new edition examines national institutions and the historical background of American politics, with frequent comparisons to other governmental systems and processes. In addition, the text scrutinizes modern issues such as the impact of the media and money, as well...

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I found this book easy to read and understand. It's a refreshing look at the past and notes important specifics in history. "Cuts to the chase." This book is well organized and easy to navigate.

American Government

A trully remarkable text book! This text strives where many fail, in communicating with students from AP level high school to Doctoral studies. Includded are full color diagrams on the political process, governmental structure dating back to the 1600s. Also, philisophical viewpoints from Plato to John Locke. The benefit of the text, is its current up-to-date information on the 'insides' of political views and parties. This text would assist anyone in learning about our nations history and government.

A practical, basic textbook

This book offers a foundation for political concepts and historic background about the U.S. Using standard survey course format, the author skims the broad topics of government from the core documents, including the Declaration and the Constitution, to the general structures and processes of governing. While I must conclude with a prior reviewer that the writing is unexciting, I have yet to find THE basic government text equivalent of "Democracy - Not 4 Dummies"

Excellent introduction to Politics

American Government covered everything and anything on politics. I could not have asked for a better introduction on politics! It covered everything from the US Constitution to interest groups and the bureaucracy. If you are interested in politics, but need a simple, solid introduction, this book is for you! However, I found the book was difficult to read, as it was poorly written and tedious at times. Although this book is probably the best intro to Government around, do not buy it if you have a short attention span.
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