The Basics of American Politics

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Pearson/Longman, 2003 - Political Science - 304 pages
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This extremely brief introduction to American government has been a long-time student favorite because of its lively, no-nonsense approach to core topics. Using a dynamic game metaphor, the text covers four governmental “players,” as well as the constitut

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User Review  - C. Scott - Goodreads

A nice college-level primer on the function/dysfunction of American government. This book does a nice job of identifying the players and rules of the game in our democracy. My edition is a little ... Read full review

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User Review  - Angie - Goodreads

I liked this no-nonsense approach to the basics of the political machine. It provides some current applications of the text, and also provides examples of how the system doesn't necessarily abide by what our "forefathers" intended. Read full review


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