New PDF release: American Government and Politics: A Concise Introduction

By Robert Singh

ISBN-10: 0761940936

ISBN-13: 9780761940937

ISBN-10: 0761940944

ISBN-13: 9780761940944

ISBN-10: 1848605080

ISBN-13: 9781848605084

American executive and Politics is a very new introductory textbook designed and written for all scholars of politics coming to the topic for the 1st time. It offers a full of life and available advent and consultant to all of the major gains and features of 1 of the main detailed and complicated modern political platforms on this planet. From the impeachment of invoice Clinton, to the debate surrounding the 2000 presidential election, and the Bush administration's responses to September eleven, scholars will achieve a balanced and significant figuring out of the entire key matters and debates in modern American govt and politics at the present time. a few key underlying issues comprise: - the character of yankee values and identification - the effect of the structure on political improvement - the ways that key governing associations functionality to supply family and international coverage. Key positive aspects comprise: - complete thesaurus of key words - dialogue and precis bins - internet hyperlinks and publications to extra interpreting Robert Singh is a lecturer in politics at Birkbeck collage, London. American govt and Politics: A Concise advent is the basis spouse textual content to modern American Politics: matters and Controversies additionally released by means of SAGE. `Rob Singh has written a finely equipped and informative textbook that mixes to an surprisingly excessive measure analytical readability, accessibility of favor and shape, and an enlightened scepticism approximately obtained knowledge. this is often an admirable ebook' - Nigel Bowles, St Anne's collage, Oxford `Full of topical details and written with gleaming readability, this e-book is a short-cut to excellence for the discriminating scholar' - Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, Professor of yank background, collage of Edinburgh `In American govt and Politics Robert Singh presents a good advent to the topic. His technique is broad ranging, his examples good chosen and his sort is offered. it'll make an amazing booklet for introductory and extra complex collage classes on US executive. I strongly suggest the publication to academics and scholars' - Desmond King, Mellon Professor of yank executive, collage of Oxford `This is a good written and full of life booklet that's a big addition to the ranks of textbooks on American politics. one among its many virtues is its attractiveness that the textbook this day comes in handy to a pupil provided that it hyperlinks to the realm of web-based assets. hugely steered' - Alan Ware, Worcester collage, Oxford

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2 and tax breaks for corporations. The federal government provides supremely efficient and powerful armed forces (the biggest single source of employment in America is the Department of Defense, or ‘Pentagon’), a national postage service and old age pensions. 3 notes, the extent to which government has become a strong regulatory force since Franklin D. Roosevelt’s ‘New Deal’ is remarkable. The existence of thousands of regulations shaping where, how and what businesses can operate means that the term ‘free market’ is a misleading description of America’s political economy.

Graham Wilson, Only in America? The Politics of the United States in Comparative Perspective (1998) gives a useful summar y of the theoretical and empirical work on exceptionalism. Eric Foner , The Stor y of American Fr eedom (1998) is an elegant and readable histor y of the key American values fr om the republic’s origins to today. Michael Foley , American Political Ideas (1991) pr ovides an elegant discussion of the several (conflicting) values that underpi Americanism. Desmond King, Making Americans: Immigration, Race, and the Origins of the Diverse Democracy (2000) is a scholarly study that details the impor tance of race and ethnicity in defining who can be classified American.

The poorest fifth of Americans are concentrated among relatively marginalized groups with a low propensity to vote, thereby undermining the prospects of state-sponsored measures for equality of outcome receiving hearings in government. Productivity, increased access to education and increased opportunities for upward social mobility after the Second World War reinforced the sense of a uniquely blessed nation. Many Americans exhibit a propensity for geographic movement and migration within the United States, leading to a relative lack of the type of stable community roots in which class-conscious movements traditionally prospered.

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