American Government: Readings & Cases (17th Edition)

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9780321473141: American Government: Readings & Cases (17th Edition)

With an even stronger focus on the U.S. Constitution in the post 9/11 world, the Seventeeth Edition of this best-selling reader in American government puts students directly in touch with the great authors and political leaders who have shaped–and are shaping–American government.

 

The bestselling reader for over 40 years, this anthology continues to provide a strong, balanced blend of classic selections that illustrate and amplify important concepts in American government, along with extremely current readings and cases drawn from today's literature.

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American Government: Readings and Cases
Seventeenth Edition
Peter Woll

For nearly 50 years, American Government: Readings and Cases has been the best-selling reader in American government. The author provides students with a strong, balanced blend of classic readings and cases that illustrate and amplify key concepts, as well as offering extremely current selections drawn from today's most important literature. Now with an even stronger focus on the U.S. Constitution in the post 9/11 world, the Seventeenth Edition puts students directly in touch with great scholars and political leaders who have shaped–and are shaping–American government.

Highlights of the Seventeenth Edition

  • Contrasting views of Supreme Court Justices in the California medical marijuana case, Gonzales v. Raich (2005), illustrating the political and constitutional debates that continue over the boundaries of national and state powers.
  • New selections examining the origins of the right to privacy, including the historic 1890 article by Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis from the Harvard Law Review, and Justice William O. Douglas’s Supreme Court opinion in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965).
  • New readings that examine the party model of government, analyzing the Republican and Democratic Parties in the twenty-first century and the constitutional and political requirements for a responsible two-party system.
  • New readings on the presidency, including important pieces by Stephen Skowronek, Sidney Milkis, and John Dean.

For more information on the Seventeenth Edition, including a full table of contents, please visit our website at www.ablongman.com/polisci

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