This popular brief edition text maintains the framework of the Wilson, DiIulio, and Bose complete text, emphasizing the historical development of the American political system, who governs, and to what ends. Completely up to date, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: BRIEF VERSION, Eleventh Edition offers new coverage of such key and emerging issues as the 2012 campaigns and elections; leadership of President Obama and the 112th Congress; the economic downturn and ensuing policies; healthcare reform; foreign relations with North Korea and Iran; the war in Afghanistan; and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This popular brief edition text for the one-semester or one-quarter American Government course maintains the framework of Wilson's complete text, emphasizing the historical development of the American political system, who governs, and to what end. Completely up to date, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, BRIEF, 9e offers new coverage of such key and emerging issues as creationism and the establishment clause, tactics from the 2008 presidential campaign, Congressional ethics, repercussions from the Valerie Plume scandal, national debt, the Social Security debate, military involvement in Iraq, and much more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This popular brief text for the American Government course emphasizes the historical development of the American political system, who governs, and to what ends. The twelfth edition of AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES, BRIEF VERSION, offers coverage of the 2014 campaigns and elections; budget battles and the sequestration of funds; ongoing debates about immigration, gay marriage, and other key issues in American politics; and foreign-policy decisions on Afghanistan, the Middle East, and North Korea. The text also emphasizes critical-thinking skills and includes many tools to help students maximize their study efforts and results, such as Learning Objectives in every chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Contains practice quizzes, outlines, questions on how to interpret data, critical thinking questions, primary resources, and conceptual applications for each chapter.
For many, American politics and government have never been more interesting--or more important. A new four-color design, up-to-date political news and analysis and an affordable price make AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY, Brief Edition, 2018-2019, an ideal resource to engage today's learners. Authors Schmidt, Shelley and Bardes help students understand America's complex and fascinating political system--and show them how they can participate in the political process. Praised for its balanced coverage, clarity and readability, the text examines all the key concepts of American Government while providing interesting features that focus on active citizenship. The tenth edition gives ample space to the rise of Donald Trump, his populist campaign and use of the media as well as to other current topics such as security leaks, government surveillance and voting restrictions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
New features, up-to-date political news and analysis, and a great price make AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: BRIEF EDITION, 2014-2015 a top seller. The text shows students how easily and effectively they can participate in the political process. Praised for its balanced coverage, the book examines all the key concepts of American government, while providing exciting student-oriented features that focus on active citizenship. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Based on the best-selling, full-length text THE CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY: GOVERNMENT IN AMERICA, Tenth Edition, this brief version maintains the same framework and motifs in a shorter format. The pedagogy is linked to two main themes: the conflicting values of freedom, order, and equality, and the majoritarianism versus pluralism debate. Extensively updated, this edition includes new examples, figures, data, and discussions about current issues. The authors have also added a balanced retrospective of the Bush presidency, as well as a focus on globalization and its implications and new comparative features that place the U.S. in a global context. The Seventh Edition also includes access to AmericansGoverning.com, an online learning environment designed specifically to engage students in the political process through a variety of media, including original videos, campaign commercials, writing excerpts, simulations, and additional sources. Additional media tools include the new In Our Own Words feature downloadable chapter overviews in MP3 format narrated by the authors and marginal references to the award-winning site, IDEAlog.org. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: BRIEF EDITION, 2016-2017, shows you how easily and effectively you can participate in the political process. New features, up-to-date political news and analysis, and a great price make this text a top seller. Praised for its succinct format, balanced coverage, clarity, and readability, this book examines all the key concepts of American government, while providing interesting student-oriented features that further convey what active citizenship means. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
American government is not just one story—it’s many stories. Our stories. And they are still being told. In American Government: Stories of a Nation, author Scott Abernathy tunes in to the voices of America’s people, showing how diverse ideas throughout our nation’s history have shaped our political institutions, our identities, the way we participate and behave, the laws we live by, and the challenges we face. His storytelling approach brings the core concepts of government to life, making them meaningful and memorable, and allowing all students to see themselves reflected in the pages. For the new Brief Edition, Abernathy has carefully condensed and updated the content from the Full version, giving you the information you need--and the stories you can relate to--in a more concise, value-oriented package.
Generating thoughtful discussion can be a challenge with today's sometimes politically indifferent students. The authors of AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: HISTORICAL, POPULAR, & GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES, Second edition, BRIEF VERSION tackle this issue with a streamlined and visually appealing version of their more comprehensive text that helps you create a lively, engaging classroom. Well-organized and easy to understand, this brief edition is a handy, less expensive paperback your students will refer to long after completing your course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
New features, up-to-date political news and analysis and a great low price make AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: BRIEF EDITION, 2012-2013 a top seller. The text shows students how easily and effectively students can participate in the political process. Praised for its balanced coverage, the book examines all the key concepts of American government, while providing exciting student-oriented features that focus on active citizenship. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
With new engaging features and a great low price as part of the Wadsworth Advantage Series, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: BRIEF EDITION, 2008-2009 helps students experience the excitement that comes from active, informed citizenship. Praised for its balanced and up-to-the-minute coverage, this bestselling book focuses on the fundamentals -- the constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and processes that are the core of American government. The text also includes coverage of policy and analysis issues, as well as three appendices. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
In 352 engaging pages, this best-selling, brief version of Schmidt, Shelley, and Bardes' AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY helps students experience the excitement that comes from active, informed citizenship. Praised for its balanced and up-to-the-minute coverage, this Brief Edition focuses on the fundamentals-the constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and processes that are the core of American government. Coverage of policy and analysis is condensed and streamlined in this Brief Edition as well. This BRIEF 2003-2004 EDITION is completely updated with coverage the George W. Bush administration and post-September 11 foreign policy, as well as the fundamental changes that are unfolding within every area of American government and politics as the country's war on terrorism continues. New coverage of issues such as civil liberty versus national security and how concerns about terrorism are affecting minority rights help to engage students in stimulating class discussion.
Acclaimed for the scholarship of its prominent authors and the clarity of its narrative, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES sets the standard for public policy coverage while maintaining focus on three fundamental topics: the importance of institutions of American government; the historical development of governmental procedures, actors, and policies; and who governs in the United States and to what ends. Student involvement in the material is bolstered by proven pedagogical features such as learning objectives, Who Governs? and To What Ends? questions framing each chapter, and How Things Work boxes that illustrate important concepts. A state-of-the-art media package with new online tools makes the learning experience engaging and accessible. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
New features, up-to-date political news and analysis and a great low price make AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: BRIEF EDITION, 2010-2011 a top seller. The text works to show how easily and effectively students can participate in the political process. Praised for its balanced coverage, the book examines all the key concepts of American government, while providing exciting student-oriented features that focus on active citizenship. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Generating thoughtful discussion can be a challenge with today's sometimes politically indifferent students. The authors of AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: HISTORICAL, POPULAR, & GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES tackle this issue with a streamlined and visually appealing version of their more comprehensive text that helps you create a lively, engaging classroom. Well-organized and easy to understand, this brief edition is a handy, less expensive paperback your students will refer to long after completing your course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
In 356 engaging pages, with new engaging features and a great low price as part of the Wadsworth Advantage Series, this brief version of the best selling book for American Government, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: BRIEF EDITION 2005-2006 helps students experience the excitement that comes from active, informed citizenship. Praised for its balanced and up-to-the-minute coverage, this book focuses on the fundamentals?the constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and processes that are the core of American government. Coverage of policy and analysis as well as appendices is also included in this brief text.

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