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This work now brings readers the insights of four prize-winning political scientists - including new author David Magleby. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs of American government classes today. This book is available in four versions. The Basic Version covers fundamental principles and processes that pertain to American Government and politics at all levels. The National version includes all the material found in the Basic Version with four additional chapters on functions, policies, and programmes of the National government. This National/State/Local version includes all material found in the National version plus nine chapters examining governmental politics on state and local levels. Lastly, the Texas Version consists of the material found in the National Version plus eight chapters examining Texas State and politics. The works are intended for use on undergraduate courses in American Government.
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The bestseller in the field for more than 39 years, Government By the People now brings readers the keen insights of four prize-winning political scientists -- including new author David Magleby brought on in the Fifteenth Edition. Acclaimed for its superb writing style, pedagogical support, and comprehensive treatment of the American political system, this classic has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs of American government classes today.From the Back Cover:
History Makers. Reinforcing the importance of being an active participant in–and contributor to–political change, this inspirational feature profiles influential political figures, some contemporary, some historical. History Makers features active people representing divergent parties, ideologies, and agendas, but all sharing the common trait of engagement in the political process, from America's most important public servants to its ordinary, and sometimes, extraordinary, citizens, including FDR, LBJ, Martin Luther King, Jr., William Rehnquist, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
The Changing Face of U.S. Politics. Exemplifying the ever-increasing level of diversity in the American political landscape, including how race and gender are changing the way the American government works, these unique boxes reflect the concerns and experiences of ethnic and minority groups in American politics..
How Other Nations Govern. These data-rich boxes give students insight into foreign political structures and processes by looking at a diverse group of countries, including Britain, France, Japan, India, China, and Mexico, and showing how their approaches to government are similar to and different from those of the United States.
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