Author: Robert J. McKeever,Philip Davies

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582473409

Category: Political Science

Page: 370

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The book provides an accessible overview of US political institutions and has in-depth coverage of the presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court. Politics USA pays considerable attention to the historic and socio-economic contexts of American politics. This greatly enhances the reader's ability to understand not only the What? of American politics, but also the Why?
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Cases on the American Democratic Process

Author: Andrew MacKay Scott,Earle Wallace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African Americans

Page: 500

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Author: M.J.C. Vile

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134662033

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

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Cases on the American Democratic Process

Author: Andrew MacKay Scott,Earle Wallace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African Americans

Page: 500

View: 3045

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Author: Robert J. McKeever,Richard A. Maidment,John Zvesper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780133541519

Category: United States

Page: 550

View: 4981

Divided into eight parts, the book examines the US political system from an historical and institutional framework, discussing both the mechanics of American government and domestic and foreign policy. The text moves from examination of the constitutional and historical foundations of US government, through the representative process, to a discussion of the legislative, executive and judicial system. A further section deals in depth with several key policy studies. Each section is packed with pedagogical features and the book is attractively designed. This is the definitive textbook on American studies. *Unprecedented depth and detail on the contexts of American politics - constitutional, historical, economic and social. *Greater depth than other books on the traditional key topics such as the presidency, the Congress and the judiciary, with each of these having two chapters devoted to them. *Includes detailed chapters on important policy issues such as foreign policy, abortion and affirmative action, which enable students to better understand how institutions operate in practice. *A building block approach where students are given the very basic concepts as a foundation for harder
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Author: Robert J. Mckeever

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317873351

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

View: 7157

A Brief Introduction to American Politicsprovides a coherent and succinct account of how contemporary American politics blends enduring principles with the realities and demands of the present day. Beginning with a brief overview of American society today, the book introduces the constitutional framework of American politics and the fluid concept and practice of federalism. It also covers the major features of the representative process, looking at both elections and main players such as parties, interest groups, and the media. Chapters on the major institutions of the federal government - the presidency, the Congress, and the Supreme Court – examines how they are simultaneously independent and constrained by each other. Chapters on domestic and foreign policy demonstrate how government and politics work in connection with the system’s main outputs. A Brief Introduction to American Politicsis a shorter version of Politics USA and is intended for students who need an introduction to the essential features of the American political system.
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a practical guide to the winning of public office

Author: James M. Cannon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Politics, Practical

Page: 348

View: 5775

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USA or Sweden?

Author: Michael Rush

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1784991619

Category: Political Science

Page: 179

View: 6162

The essential message of the 'two regimes' model is that the social politics of fatherhood have taken on a global significance and that the USA and Sweden represent two ends on an international continuum of ways of understanding fatherhood. The book represents America and Sweden as divergent and internationally influential 'father regimes' or as 'two worlds' of fatherhood. The key selling points of the two regimes model are its topicality, originality, its global appeal, and its particularised appeal to readers in the USA, the Nordic countries, Great Britain, Ireland, the European Union, Japan and China. The book offers students a comparative analytical framework for ways of thinking about fatherhood and new insights into why some welfare states have 'father-friendly' social policies and why others don't. The book makes an original contribution to the growing fields of welfare regime and gender studies by linking the epochal decline of patriarchal fatherhood to welfare state expansion over the course of the 20th century. In this way, the book raises increasingly relevant questions about gender equality and the global legitimacy of the rule of fathers' over boys and girls. The book will be of interest to students and academics in the fields of social policy, gender studies, sociology, family policy and child-development and especially to those interested in the field of welfare regime theory. As well raising questions about the legitimacy of religiously inspired neo-patriarchy the book offers new theories about gender equality as a driver of welfare state development.
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Old Divisions and New Frontiers / Traditionelle Differenzen und Neue Herausforderungen. Religion - Staat - Kultur

Author: Dagmar Pruin,Rolf Schieder,Johannes Zachhuber

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825896226

Category: Religion

Page: 213

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Current interest in the relation of religion and politics is intense in both the US and Germany. Yet observers are regularly struck by fundamental divergences between approaches to and conceptualisations of this field on either side of the Atlantic. This volume, containing contributions by German and US authors from various disciplinary backgrounds, seeks to offer some clarification by elucidating traditional and newly emerging differences between, but also common challenges to, these societies in issues such as pluralism of values, religious education, the role of religious minorities, the relation of religion and elite formation, and religious aspects of voting patterns.
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Author: Mathias Hildebrandt

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531148762

Category: Political Science

Page: 551

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Die Debatte um Multikulturalismus und Political Correctness dominierte in den 90er Jahren die öffentliche Auseinandersetzung in den USA und prägte die amerikanische politische Kultur nachhaltig. Ihre Erschütterungen reichten bis Europa und Deutschland. Mathias Hildebrandt berücksichtigt nicht nur die historische Tiefendimension dieser US-amerikanischen Selbstverständnisdebatte anhand der Rekonstruktion der zentralen Kampfbegriffe, sondern arbeitet auch die wesentlichen philosophischen und theoretischen Konzepte des postmodernen Multikulturalismus und dessen politische Ordnungskonzeption für die USA heraus. Neben diesen Dimensionen verfolgt der Autor die Debatte in die umstrittenen Policy-Felder, wie Schul- und akademische Bildungspolitik, Auseinandersetzung sowie Meinungsfreiheit und Sexual Harassment ebenso wie Affirmative Action Politik, und analysiert deren strukturelle und verfassungsrechtliche Aspekte.
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Author: Robert Williams

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781579580391

Category: Political Science

Page: 140

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Vale's Technique of Screen and Television Writing is an updated and expanded edition of a valuable guide to writing for film and television. Mr. Vale takes the aspiring writer through every phase of a film's development, from the original concept to the final shooting script. Teachers of the craft as well as writers and directors have acclaimed it as one of the best books ever written on how to write a screenplay. This book combines practical advice for the aspiring or established writer with a lucid overview of the unique features of this most contemporary art form, distinguishing film and video from other media and other kinds of storytelling. It teaches the reader to think in terms of the camera and gives practical advice on the realities of filmmaking. At the same time, Vale, who began his own career as a scriptwriter for the great French director Jean Renoir, provides a solid grounding in the history of drama from the Classical Greek theater through the great cinematic works of the twentieth century. Both philosophical and pragmatic, this is a very readable book for students and active professionals who want to improve their writing skills, and for film enthusiasts interested in knowing more about what they see on the screen.Mr. Vale is that rare combination, a practitioner of great experience who can offer a lucid explanation of his craft.Eugene Vale was born in Switzerland and began his career in France in the 1930s. He was an award-winning novelist, film and TV scriptwriter and teacher, whose works include the bestselling novel The Thirteenth Apostle and the scripts for Francis of Assisi, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and The Second Face. He also worked in many other areas of the motion picture industry, including directing, producing, cutting, distribution and finance. His archives are held by Boston University and University of Southern California. Mr. Vale died in 1997, shortly after he completed the updated version of this handbook.
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Author: Richard Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135433569

Category: Computers

Page: 184

View: 1926

Despite the growth of various forms of online discussion, their impact on American political life is only beginning to be examined systematically. In Politics Online Richard Davis provides a thorough analysis detailing the political attitudes, behavior, and demographic nature of the electronic discussion community contrasting that community with the general public.
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The Foreign Policy of the USA and Revolutionary Iran

Author: Babak Ganji

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857715755

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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Did the United States know more than it acknowledges about growing unrest under the Shah in mid-1970s Iran? Have historians of American-Iranian relations focused too narrowly on prevailing historical theory and personal recollection? In a period of escalating tension between the United States and Iran, what can the two nations’ history of conflict tell us about their diplomatic future? Covering Carter’s policy from the end of the Shah’s reign to the revolution under Ayatollah Khomeini, Babak Ganji explores the nature of their perpetually antagonistic relations and the mistrust and misunderstanding that fuels it. Politics of Confrontation is a penetrating critique of international relations theory within the historical framework of US-Iranian relations, as well as a thorough examination of American policy towards Iran. It is the first in-depth look at documents seized by revolutionary students from the American Embassy during the infamous hostage crisis, and debunks the myth that US officials were unaware of the nature of opposition to the Shah or of Soviet influence on senior clerics. These findings are an essential addition to the discourse of foreign policy theorists and invaluable for historians of the US, Iran and the Cold War.
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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 146725097X

Category: Education

Page: 71

View: 4596

Facts101 is your complete guide to Politics in the USA. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Author: Vivienne Sanders

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444150499

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 576

The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for AS and A level history students. Design features include: AS questions and exam tips; Definitions of key terms; Summaries of key historical debates. This title is designed specifically for the Edexcel AS specifications for 2008. It charts the political course of America in this period, from the Watergate scandal to the Clinton years. It focuses both on the political and presidential developments of the time and analyses how these manifest themselves socially and culturally, from sport to race relations. Finally, the book concludes by examining the state of the USA by 2001. Key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips for each examination board provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.
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Emotion in Political Information Processing

Author: D. Redlawsk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403983119

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

View: 394

As part of the study of emotions and politics, this book explores connections between affect and cognition and their implications for political evaluation, decision and action. Emphasizing theory, methodology and empirical research, Feeling Politics is an important contribution to political science, sociology, psychology and communications.
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