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American Politics Today (Third Texas Edition)

Canon, David T.

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ISBN 10: 0393138453 / ISBN 13: 9780393138450
Published by W. W. Norton & Company, 2013
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Title: American Politics Today (Third Texas Edition...

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Publication Date: 2013

Book Condition:As New

Edition: 3 Edition.

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All the tools students need to understand American politics―with 9 chapters on Texas government and politics.

American Politics Today helps students understand the debates and controversies that they encounter in the news by emphasizing conflict and compromise as natural parts of politics. New book features – organized around student learning outcomes – offer an effective way to engage students in U.S. and Texas politics.

About the Author:

David T. Canon is professor and department chair of political science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His teaching and research interests focus on American political institutions, especially Congress, and racial representation. He is the author of Actors, Athletes, and Astronauts: Political Amateurs in the United States Congress; Race, Redistricting, and Representation: The Unintended Consequences of Black Majority Districts (winner of the Richard F. Fenno Prize); The Dysfunctional Congress? (with Kenneth Mayer); and various articles and book chapters. He served a term as the Congress editor of Legislative Studies Quarterly. He is an AP consultant and has taught in the University of Wisconsin AP Summer Institute for U.S. Government and Politics since 1997. Professor Canon is the recipient of a University of Wisconsin Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award.

William T. Bianco is professor of political science at Indiana University, Bloomington. His research focuses on congressional institutions, representation, and international cooperation in crewed spaceflight. He received his undergraduate degree from SUNY Stony Brook and his MA and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. He is the author of Trust: Representatives and Constituents and numerous journal articles. His research and graduate students have received funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Council for Eurasian and Eastern European Research. He has served as a consultant to various candidates, political parties, and government agencies. He was also a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Moscow, Russia, during 2011–12.

Edward J. Harpham is Associate Provost and Professor of Government and Political Economy at The University of Texas at Dallas. He also serves as the Director of Collegium V, UTD's honors program. He teaches courses in political theory, American government, and public policy. His research focuses upon the role that economic ideas play in modern political thought and their impact upon modern state institutions.

Anthony Champagne, Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Illinois, 1973, has research interests in judicial politics and in Congressional history. He is the author of Congressman Sam Rayburn, Sam Rayburn: A Bio-bibliography, and Judicial Politics in Texas: Partisanship, Money, and Politics in State Courts. He has won three University-wide teaching awards.

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