American Government: Continuity and Change

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Longman, 2002 - United States - 804 pages
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This new edition of the number one book in American government continues to provide the most current and engaging introduction available for the course. 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.

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Contents

THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
4
Characteristics of American Democracy
12
PARTI FOUNDATIONS OF GOVERNMENT 1 The Political Landscape 2
23
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.

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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