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AUTHORS: Wilson, James Q. - ©2012
This popular brief edition text for the one-semester or one-quarter American Government course emphasizes the historical development of the American political system, who governs, and to what ends. Thorough yet concise, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, BRIEF VERSION, TENTH EDITION offers insightful coverage of all aspects of U.S. politics, including the Constitution, civil liberties and rights, Federalism, public opinion, the media, political parties, elections, three branches of federal government, bureaucracy, and policymaking. The new edition is completely up to date and includes new coverage of such key and emerging issues as the 2010 campaigns and elections; leadership of President Obama and the 111th Congress; the economic downturn and new policies to combat the crisis; healthcare reform; recent changes to the Supreme Court; same-sex marriage; and the war in Afghanistan. The text also emphasizes critical thinking skills throughout and includes many tools to help you maximize your study efforts ... and results.
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