American Government: The Essentials

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Cengage Learning, Dec 5, 2007 - Political Science - 568 pages
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The Essentials preserves the structure of the main text but replaces the policy chapters with one brief chapter on the policymaking process. See the entry for Wilson/DiIulio, American Government: Institutions and Policies, Eleventh Edition, for more information.
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James Q. Wilson most recently taught at Boston College and Pepperdine University. He was Professor Emeritus of Management and Public Administration at UCLA and was previously Shattuck Professor of Government at Harvard University. He wrote more than a dozen books on the subjects of public policy, bureaucracy, and political philosophy. He was president of the American Political Science Association (APSA), and he is the only political scientist to win three of the four lifetime achievement awards presented by the APSA. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, in 2003. Professor Wilson passed away in March of 2012 after battling cancer. His work helped shape the field of political science in the United States. His many years of service to his American Government book remain evident on every page and will continue for many editions to come.

John J. DiIulio, Jr. is the Frederic Fox Leadership Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and was previously Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He has written widely on public management, social policy, and nonprofit organizations. In 2000 he advised both major presidential candidates, and has served on numerous bipartisan governments reform commissions. He holds awards from the Association of Public Policy and Management and the American Political Science Association.

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