Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy. by George C. Edwards, Martin P. Wattenberg, Robert L. Lineberry

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9780205865758: Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy. by George C. Edwards, Martin P. Wattenberg, Robert L. Lineberry

Learn how American politics affect public policy Government in America, 2012 Election Edition looks at government's impact on the daily lives of Americans with a public policy approach. This text introduces the main features of American politics and asks "how should we govern?" and "what should government do?" Government in America helps students see that politics drives what government can-or cannot do-for the people. This text features full integration with the New MyPoliSciLab. MyPoliSciLab includes a wide array of resources to encourage students to look at American politics like a political scientist and analyze current political issues. Political Explorer lets students play the role of a political scientist by investigating issues through interactive data. Core Concept videos discuss the big ideas in each chapter and apply them to key political issues. Simulations allow students to experience how political leaders make decisions. A better teaching and learning experience This program provides a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how: * Personalize Learning-The New MyPoliSciLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. MyPoliSciLab is now compatible with BlackBoard! * Engage Students-The stunning visual design engages students in the text. * Improve Critical Thinking- Learning objectives in every chapter help students focus on important topics. * Analyze Current Events-Coverage of the 2012 elections keeps the study of politics relevant and shows how political scientists look at the development of the American political system. * Support Instructors- A full supplements package including the Class Preparation Tool in the New MyPoliSciLab is available. Note: MyPoliSciLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyPoliSciLab, please visit: www.mypoliscilab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyPoliSciLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205950051/ ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205950058.

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George C. Edwards III is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University. He also holds the George and Julia Blucher Jordan Chair in Presidential Studies, has served as the Olin Professor of American Government at Oxford and the John Adams Fellow at the University of London, and held senior visiting appointments at Sciences Po-Paris, Peking University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He is an associate member of Nuffield College at the University of Oxford and was the founder and from 1991-2001 the director of The Center for Presidential Studies. Martin P. Wattenberg is a professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine. His first regular paying job was with the Washington Redskins, from which he moved on to receive a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Is Voting for Young People?, part of Longman's Great Questions in Politics series. In addition, he is the author of several books published by Harvard University Press: Where Have All the Voters Gone? (2002), The Decline of American Political Parties (1998), and The Rise of Candidate-Centered Politics (1991). Robert L. Lineberry is a professor of Political Science at the University of Houston and has been its senior vice president. He served from 1981 to 1988 as the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1964 and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina in 1968.

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"Government in America is a tour de force. With an accessible and engaging writing style, students are drawn into the text. Attention to detail, good historical coverage, and up-to-date developments in American politics make the book attractive and relevant to students." -Jeneen Hobby, Cleveland State University "The figures and tables are very helpful to the students." -E. Wayne Stewart, Johnston Community College "This text has an appropriate balance of detail, examples, and supporting evidence." -Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, University of North Texas

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