The Essentials of American Government: Continuity and Change

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Longman, Dec 1, 2000 - Political Science - 453 pages
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O'Connor, Karen, Sabato, Larry, Essentials of American Government: Continuity and Change, 2000 Election Update, 4th Edition*\ Thoroughly updated through the 2000 Presidential election, this highly esteemed best-seller continues to provide readers with an extremely up-to-date and engaging introduction to American government. A highly praised writing style and illustration program make the book inviting and accessible. The book begins with why and how our government was formed, and then shows readers how change is a necessary process that keeps our political system vibrant and effective. Readers will see how every generation evaluates our government and makes it ever more responsive to the needs of the citizenry while maintaining the vision of the Founders. For those interested in American government.

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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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