American Government

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9780070392120: American Government

A brief introduction to American government. The book opens by discussing the media, the place where the public see the government daily. Then it moves to looking at the more traditional topics of constitution and institutions of government. Topics covered also include: citizen participation, interest groups, political parties, elections and voting. There is also a look at the historical and political development of the American government.

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Novel Chapter Progression and Adaptable Topics. The book starts with the media and citizen participation, followed by interest groups, political parties, elections and voting and finally the constitution.
Resources for Students such as "The Bottom Line" summaries; "Top Ten Lists"; extensive use of "BriefCase Boxes"; "Discussion Boxes"; and "Zip Boxes", which contain condensed material in outline, bullet, or graphic form; and integrated overnight and long-term assignments.
Attention to History and Political Development both in the text and in boxes throughout.
Contemporary Research with a Timeless Theme. By including the latest academic research in the framework of Competition and Compromise, this text allows instructors and students to integrate new issues and recent events into the book's themes.
Now packaged with PowerWeb - a dynamic supplement to your course materials! Course-specific rather than book-specific, PowerWeb engages your students in three levels of resource materials: refereed, carefully selected articles available in the past year in journals and magazines; weekly updates providing a comprehensive discussion of relevant and current issues that occurred in the prior week; and links to course-specific, current news of the day. A series of study aids such as quizzes, Web links, and interactive exercises including a glossary, makes PowerWeb a true avenue to extending learning about a subject and gives the instructor many options in incorporating PowerWeb into the course.

About the Author:

Stephen J. Rockwell is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan-Flint, and a former Senior Research Analyst at the Brookings Institution. He has worked with Peter Woll on a number of projects, including their recent co-edited reader, American Political Ideals and Realities (New York: Longman, 2000). His research focuses on federal policy toward American Indians on the significance of Indian Affairs in American political development.

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