American Government and Politics: A Concise Introduction
SAGE, 14. nov. 2002 - 342 sider
American Government and Politics is a completely new introductory textbook designed and written for all students of politics coming to the subject for the first time. It provides a lively and accessible introduction and guide to all the main features and characteristics of one of the most distinctive and complex contemporary political systems in the world.
From the impeachment of Bill Clinton, to the controversy surrounding the 2000 presidential election, and the Bush administration's responses to September 11, students will gain a balanced and critical understanding of all the key issues and debates in contemporary American government and politics today.
A number of key underlying themes include:
- the nature of American values and identity
- the influence of the constitution on political development
- the ways in which key governing institutions function to produce domestic and foreign policy.
Key features include:
- comprehensive glossary of key terms
- discussion and summary boxes
- web links and guides to further reading
Robert Singh is a lecturer in politics at Birkbeck College, London.
American Government and Politics: A Concise Introduction is the foundation companion text to Contemporary American Politics: Issues and Controversies also published by SAGE.
`Rob Singh has written a finely organized and informative textbook that combines to an unusually high degree analytical clarity, accessibility of style and form, and an enlightened scepticism about received wisdom. This is an admirable book' - Nigel Bowles, St Anne's College, Oxford
`Full of topical information and written with sparkling clarity, this book is a short-cut to excellence for the discriminating student' - Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, Professor of American History, University of Edinburgh
`In American Government and Politics Robert Singh provides an excellent introduction to the subject. His approach is wide ranging, his examples well selected and his style is accessible. It will make an ideal book for introductory and more advanced university courses on US government. I strongly recommend the book to teachers and students' - Desmond King, Mellon Professor of American Government, University of Oxford
`This is a well written and lively book that is an important addition to the ranks of textbooks on American politics. One of its many virtues is its recognition that the textbook today is useful to a student only if it links to the world of web-based resources. Highly recommended' - Alan Ware, Worcester College, Oxford
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The distinctive belief systems of the American people, the pervasive influence of
the US Constitution, the complex workings of federalism, the relative weakness of
political parties, the pivotal relationship between White House and Capitol Hill, ...
America's pronounced political stability owes its greatest debt to the Constitution.
Founded on a pervasive fear of majority tyranny, the Constitution sought to
achieve a representative and republican system of government and an effective ...
Yet since relatively few amendments have been ratified, does this suggest that
Americans are universally happy with their Constitution? In part, this is the case.
With the important exception of the white South during the Civil War, Americans ...
Exhibit 2.8 Originalism in the dock of time and civilization The method of
interpreting the Constitution according to the literal intentions of its authors is
known as 'original intent'. Advocates of this method of constitutional interpretation
claim that ...
Three main lines of criticism have been particularly prominent in both academic
and popular writings on the Constitution. The Constitution is elitist The Founding
Fathers had many differences in their political views but shared a common status
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Chapter 10 The Federal Bureaucracy
Chapter 11 Domestic Policy
Chapter 12 Foreign Policy
Chapter 13 Conclusion
The Constitution of the United States of America
Chapter 9 Interest Groups