American Government: Continuity and Change

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Allyn & Bacon, 1997 - United States - 840 pages
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This book covers all topics such as the Constitution, federalism, civil rights, civil liberties, political behavior, and public policy in a way that is rich in historical and comparative perspectives.

Explores issues that the original Framers of the Constitution could never have envisioned and shows how the basic institutions of our government have responded to these new demands. Each chapter begins with a vignette focusing on a high-interest real issue or incident, followed by a bridge paragraph linking the vignette with the chapter's topics. The text has been revised and updated throughout to reflect the sweeping changes of the 1994 and 1996 elections.

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Contents

THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
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Summary
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The Philosophies ol Thomas Hobbes and John Locke
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Copyright

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KAREN O'CONNOR has written more than 50 books, including Squeeze the Moment, Help, Lord! I'm Having a Senior Moment! and Help, Lord! I'm Having a Senior Moment--Again! She is a popular speaker, instructor and consultant who has appeared on many national and international television and radio programs, including The 700 Club and the Sally Jessy Raphael Show. She is the recipient of The San Diego Writers Guild 1997 Author of the Year Award, and the 2002 Mount Hermon Special Recognition Award. She and her husband, Charles, have five children and make their home in Watsonville, California.

Dr. Sabato is an election analyst, a former Rhodes Scholar & Danforth fellow. He has appeared on dozens of nationally broadcast television shows, including "Nightline", "Face the Nation", "The Today Show", "Good Morning America", "48 Hours", "Larry King Live", & the "Jim Lehrer News Hour". He has served on many national & state commissions & is the recipient of more than two dozen major scholarships, grants & academic awards.

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