Essentials of American Government: Continuity and Change

9780321094292: Essentials of American Government: Continuity and Change

Presents a condensed and updated version of the author's longer text, American Government: Continuity and Change, for use in shorter classes, in classes where policy is not the focus, or where an inexpensive text is desired. Contains sections on foundations of government, institutions of government

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Key Benefit: This concise edition is a thoroughly updated version of one of the most successful American Government books, It continues to break new ground with its combination of authoritative scholarship, award-winning styles of teaching, and unique approach to the topic. Key Topics: In addition to succinct coverage of the foundations of government, political institutions, and political behavior, the third edition also includes a brief policy portfolio. Updates include coverage of the 1996 elections and its ramifications. Market: Those looking for a thorough, yet concise, introduction to American Government.

About the Author:

Karen O’Connor is the Jonathan N. Helfat Distinguished Professor of Political Science and the founder and Director of the Women & Politics Institute at American University.  Professor O'Connor has written, co-authored, and edited several books, including Gendering American Politics and Women, Politics, and American Society.  She currently serves as president-elect of the Women and Politics Research Section of the American Political Science Association.


Larry J. Sabato is a University Professor and the Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, and serves as the Director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics.  His over 20 books include Divided States of America: The Slash and Burn Politics of the 2004 Presidential Election, Get in the Booth: A Citizen’s Guide to the 2006 Midterm Elections, and the upcoming SIxth Year Itch: The Rise and Fall of the George W. Bush Presidency. 

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