American Government and Politics Today, No Separate Policy Chapters Version, 2013-2014 (American and Texas Government)

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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY is known nationwide for its balanced, unbiased, and up-to-date coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and their processes. It encourages students to experience the excitement that comes with being an active, engaged, and informed citizen and provides them with the tools they need to get involved. This latest edition includes a variety of updates including in-depth coverage of the 2012 elections. This version of the text does not include the policy chapters.

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Steffen W. Schmidt is a professor of political science at Iowa State University. He grew up in Colombia, South America, and has studied in Colombia, Switzerland, and France. He has a B.A. from Rollins College and obtained his Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York, in public law and government. Dr. Schmidt has published 14 books and over 130 articles in scholarly journals and is the recipient of numerous prestigious teaching prizes, including the Amoco Award for Lifetime Career Achievement in Teaching and the Teacher of the Year award. He is a pioneer in the use of web-based and real-time video courses and is a member of the American Political Science Association's section on Computers and Multimedia. He is known as "Dr. Politics" for his extensive commentary on U.S. politics in U.S. and international media. He is a weekly blogger for Gannett, and comments on CNN en Espanol and Univision as well as WNYC, New York. Dr. Schmidt is on Facebook (SteffenWSchmidt) and Twitter (DrPolitics).

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"The Schmidt textbook is engaging. It offers a careful study of American government while educative and well organized."

"A well written, comprehensive look at the foundations of government and the current challenges that we face as our country evolves. . . . The authors do a good job of explaining concepts and theories."

"Good coverage of the issues regarding gender, race, disability issues. Sparks great conversations in my classes. . . . The reason I use this text is the examples/context provided for abstract theories and the topical critical essays."

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