American Government: Student Choice Edition

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Cengage Learning, Dec 15, 2008 - Political Science - 576 pages
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Distinguished by its myth vs. reality framework, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, 9E encourages students to confront their preconceptions about American government and to think critically about the U.S. political system. Up-to-date content addresses issues such as the media, public opinion, the Supreme Court, domestic and international policy, education and environmental policies, and economic and social welfare. The Ninth Edition features full coverage of the groundbreaking 2008 elections. This program offers comprehensive resources for both instructors and students. As part of the Student Choice series, the AMERICAN GOVERNMENT Ninth Edition has been fully redesigned with pedagogical features such as section summaries and CheckPoint questions to help students understand material; a marginal glossary; and Focus Question Reviews that provide a point-by-point summaries of each chapter's main ideas, to engage students and to help those readers who may struggle with reading comprehension.
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About the author (2008)

Alan Gitelson is Professor and former Chair of the Political Science Department at Loyola University of Chicago. He is well known in the areas of voting and political parties and is the author of numerous books and articles in these fields. He received his Ph.D. from Syracuse in 1973.

Robert Dudley is Chair of the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University. His areas of specialty include judicial behavior and the presidency. His articles have been published in numerous journals, including APSR and The Journal of Political Science. He received his Ph.D. in 1979 from Northern Illinois University.

Melvin Dubnick is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Masters of Public Administration Program at the University of New Hampshire. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, he has written on a range of issues from accountability, regulatory policymaking and federalism to health care reform.

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