American government: continuity and change

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Pearson Longman, Mar 11, 2003 - Political Science - 852 pages
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With new features and thoroughly updated, the number one book in American government continues to provide the most current and engaging introduction available for the course.Written in the belief that we must first understand how American government and politics have developed in order to fully understand the issues facing our nation today, O'Connor and Sabato offer a historical perspective and bring the story of our system right up to the present with an abundance of current and student-relevant examples.

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Contents

FOUNDATIONS OF GOVERNMENT
8
INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT
221
POLITICAL BEHAVIOR
397
Copyright

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Karen O'Connor is the Jonathan N. Helfat Distinguished Professor of Political Science and the founder and Director of the Women & Politics Institute at American University. 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," "Get in the Booth: A Citizen's Guide to the 2006 Midterm Elections," and the upcoming "SIxth Year Itch: The Rise and Fall of the George W. Bush Presidency.

Larry J. Sabato is the Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, and the Director of the UVA Center for Politics. His over 20 books include Divided States of America: The Slash and Burn Politics of the 2004 Presidential Election, and the American politics text, American Government: Continuity and Change. Other contributors include:
Jeanne Shaheen, Harvard University Institute of Politics
Gabriel Escobar, Pew Hispanic Center
Jeff Birnbaum, The Washington Post
James Kitfield, National Journal
Bruce Alpert, New Orleans Times
John Dickerson, Slate Magazine
John Hinderaker, Powerlineblog.com
Markos Moulitsas, Dailykos.com

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