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This brief, affordable American Government text brings together the best of print and technology, creating the most integrated teaching and learning package available for this course. The authors cover all of the topics usually included in the American Government course, and organize each chapter around the main themes of citizenship and participation. All chapters were written from the ground up, ensuring that the text is fully integrated with the available Web material. Web resources are available on either WebCT or Blackboard. In addition to providing rich online content, these powerful and easy-to-use platforms provide tools for communication, participation, progress tracking, and assessment. These tools can be modified to reflect the customized content and goals of any American Government course. Both the book and its Web components have been designed for flexibility. Instructors can control the extent to which interactive and Web materials are used. Moreover, the text can easily be used on its own, with another American government text, or as the basis for any technology-driven political science course.
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Michael C. Gizzi is an associate professor of political science and director of the Institute for Modeling Complexity at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado. After receiving his bachelor's degree at Saint Michael's College in Vermont, he obtained a Ph.D. from the University at Albany, SUNY, in public law and American politics. Dr. Gizzi teaches courses on the judicial process, constitutional law, the presidency, and introduction to American politics. He has written on plea bargaining and appellate decision-making using computer simulations. His current scholarly interests focus on the study of complex adaptive systems and their applications to judicial politics and legal institutions. Dr. Gizzi is the past president of the American Political Science Association's Section on Information Technology and Politics and is currently a member of its council.Review:
"In a sense the book is retro in its themes and futuristic in its approach, a blend of normative social science and high-tech learning. And it is executed well. I donÃ¢Â€â„¢t think anyone can argue with the intelligent way the book is written and organized."
"A lot of texts today "glue on" use of the web and participatory interaction, but this a woven fabric and that makes it a much better book"
"I appreciate the idea that students should be told that governing is not something that "other people" do, it is something that they must do if government is to be responsive to social needs"
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Book Description Wadsworth Pub Co, 2001. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0534531539