American Government 2006: Continuity and Change

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Addison-Wesley, Dec 21, 2006 - Political Science - 664 pages
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This election update edition of the number one book in American government continues to provide the most current and engaging introduction available for the course without chapters dedicated to policy. Written with the belief that knowledge of the development of American government is integral to fully understand our current political system, American Government: Continuity and Change offers a strong historical perspective that highlights the evolution of government and engages students with examples relevant to their lives today.

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Contents

FOUNDATIONS OF GOVERNMENT 1 The Political Landscape
3
Current Attitudes Toward American Government
25
The Constitution
33
Copyright

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Karen O'Connor is the founder and Director of the Women & Politics Institute at American University, where she formerly served as the Chair of the Department of Government. Professor O'Connor has written, co-authored, and edited several books, including Gendering American Politics and Women, Politics, and American Society. She currently serves as president-elect of the Women and Politics Research Section of the American Political Science Association.

Larry J. Sabato is a University Professor and the Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, and serves as the Director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics. His over 20 books include Divided States of America: The Slash and Burn Politics of the 2004 Presidential Election, and the upcoming Get in the Booth: A Citizen's Guide to the 2006 Midterm Elections.

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