US Politics Today: Second Edition

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Manchester University Press, 2004 M11 27 - 314 páginas
The second edition of the best-selling textbook US politics today offers a new and updated introduction to contemporary US government and politics. The book considers core institutions, including the presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court. It assesses important questions and controversies and places them within the broader context of American society and culture. Has our understanding of the Constitution remained faithful to the intentions of the 'founding fathers' who wrote it? Is there still a separation of powers or has the president become too powerful? Do judges play too much of a role? Are the parties too weak and divided? Has Congress been 'bought' by lobbyists? This edition has been rewritten to incorporate coverage of events that have taken place since 1999. It examines the 2000 presidential election and recent Supreme Court rulings as well as the ways in which the 'war on terrorism' has affected the character of the political process. There is also a new chapter that assesses the most important political issues facing the US today. The book will prove invaluable for undergraduates, A-level students, and the general reader
 

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Differences and divisions
1
A shared culture
20
The US Constitution
33
The US Supreme Court
52
Congress
79
The president
102
The president and the executive branch
135
the role of the states
157
Political parties
177
Elections and campaigns
209
Interest groups and lobbying
249
Ideologies issues and controversies
271
a brief chronology of the United States since 1789
289
the US Constitution
293
Index
309
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Edward Ashbee is Associate Professor of American Studies at the Copenhagen Business School.

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