Known for its extremely student-friendly, jargon-free style, the new edition of American Government: Policy and Politics introduces the essentials of American government in a way that any student can understand.
Public policy is emphasized throughout to show students the impact that government has on their lives. The text also offers an abundance of debate-style boxes and active learning exercises to involve and engage students in the course material and encourage them to become participants in their government. As a Longman Study Edition, this text includes a battery of chapter tests for student study and practice. This edition features the results of the 2008 elections, and discussion of some of the hottest political issues of the day, such as immigration reform and the challenge posed by nuclear programs in Iran and North Korea.
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Chapter 5 discusses the historic voter turnout in the 2008 presidential election, focusing on younger adults who provided the margin of victory for Barack Obama, and Chapter 6 looks at the political impact of new communications media such as YouTube and blogs.
Chapter 11 focuses on the challenges facing President Obama in reforming America’s healthcare system, while Chapter 14 describes the current economic crisis facing the nation and the efforts of the Bush and Obama administrations to address that crisis.
A new case study on the controversy over global warming illustrates some of the details of agenda setting.
Chapter 13 looks at the likely opportunity President Obama will have to affect the philosophical balance on the Supreme Court.
Chapter 3 includes a more comprehensive explanation of No Child Left Behind, and the Global Perspectives essay has been updated to focus on education policy.
Updated Global Perspectives essays cover a variety of topics including immigration policy, Civil Unions in Denmark, Islamic law in Nigeria, women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, healthcare in Canada, and church and state relations in Mexico.
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Book Description Longman, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110205746756
Book Description Longman, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0205746756
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