Governing America: The Politics of a Divided Democracy

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Robert Singh
Oxford University Press, 2003 - Political Science - 529 pages
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Governing America is an innovative edited textbook, designed for first-time students of American politics. Written by an international team of experts, this volume offers an accessible and comprehensive examination of American politics both before and after September 11. Divided into four parts, the volume opens with an introduction to the main theoretical and historical surveys of American politics and foreign policy. Part Two analyzes the key institutions of American government, Part Three examines a range of public policies and Part Four assesses a series ofcontemporary issues and controversies.
 

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Contents

Part One The historical and theoretical context
11
America and the world
13
The United States as a divided democracy
32
List of tables
47
Part Two Governing institutions
51
The US Constitution
53
Federalism
75
Political parties and the party system
94
Foreign policy
267
Foreign economic policy
286
Environmental policy
302
Social policy
321
Part Four Issues and controversies
339
Abortion
341
Gun control
359
Capital punishment
375

Elections
109
The mass media
130
The federal judiciary
147
The presidency
169
Congress
189
Introduction
215
Interest groups
229
Part Three Public policy
247
Economic policy
249
Gender
391
Religion
410
Gay rights
428
Race and multicultural
449
dizzy
467
References 48
480
the Constitution of the United States of America
495
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Robert Singh is Lecturer in Politics and Programme Director of the MSc/MRes in American Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has previously taught at the universities of Oxford, Sussex, Dublin (Trinity College), Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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