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AUTHORS: Wilson, James Q. - ©2009
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 end. Thorough yet concise, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, BRIEF, 9e 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, policymaking, and more. The new edition is completely up to date and includes 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. It also emphasizes critical thinking skills throughout and includes many tools to help you maximize your study efforts—and results.
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