American Government and Politics: A Concise Introduction - download pdf or read online

By Robert Singh

ISBN-10: 0761940936

ISBN-13: 9780761940937

ISBN-10: 0761940944

ISBN-13: 9780761940944

ISBN-10: 1848605080

ISBN-13: 9781848605084

American executive and Politics is a very new introductory textbook designed and written for all scholars of politics coming to the topic for the 1st time. It presents a full of life and obtainable advent and advisor to all of the major positive factors and features of 1 of the main unique and intricate modern political platforms on the planet. From the impeachment of invoice Clinton, to the talk surrounding the 2000 presidential election, and the Bush administration's responses to September eleven, scholars will achieve a balanced and significant knowing of the entire key concerns and debates in modern American executive and politics this present day. a few key underlying issues comprise: - the character of yank values and id - the effect of the structure on political improvement - the ways that key governing associations functionality to provide household and international coverage. Key positive factors comprise: - accomplished word list of keywords - dialogue and precis bins - net hyperlinks and courses to extra examining Robert Singh is a lecturer in politics at Birkbeck collage, London. American govt and Politics: A Concise creation is the root better half textual content to modern American Politics: concerns and Controversies additionally released via SAGE. `Rob Singh has written a finely equipped and informative textbook that mixes to an strangely excessive measure analytical readability, accessibility of favor and shape, and an enlightened scepticism approximately bought knowledge. this can be an admirable ebook' - Nigel Bowles, St Anne's university, Oxford `Full of topical info and written with gleaming readability, this ebook is a short-cut to excellence for the discriminating scholar' - Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, Professor of yankee background, college of Edinburgh `In American govt and Politics Robert Singh presents an exceptional advent to the topic. His method is large ranging, his examples good chosen and his type is offered. it'll make an incredible booklet for introductory and extra complicated collage classes on US govt. I strongly suggest the publication to lecturers and scholars' - Desmond King, Mellon Professor of yankee executive, college of Oxford `This is a good written and full of life ebook that's an enormous addition to the ranks of textbooks on American politics. certainly one of its many virtues is its reputation that the textbook this day comes in handy to a scholar provided that it hyperlinks to the area of web-based assets. hugely suggested' - Alan Ware, Worcester collage, Oxford

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Its intimate connection wit the republic’s founding means that American identity is inher ently tied to the original document establishing a new and distinctive political settlement. Par tly as a r esult, 26 American Government and Politics America’s pr onounced political stability owes its gr eatest debt to the Constitution. Founded on a per vasive fear of majority tyranny , the Constitution sought to achieve a representative and r epublican system of gover nment and an ef fective national government.

A final approach to American development emphasizes the extent to which nations become locked into particular ‘paths’ that are only broken by traumatic national or international crises. In this view, since the Civil War, America has faced many profound problems but none of a scale and nature that have achieved a radical shift in the basis of the American political, social or economic order. authority, and their embodiment in government; and the profound religious commitments and activism that still strongly underpin most Americans’ values and beliefs.

Americans believe themselves to be created equal and the most obvious manifestations of their values – shared convictions rooted in Americanism – suggests that in an important sense they remain correct. In terms of practical politics, however, perhaps the most crucial aspect of this core identity is the extent to which hostility towards government in general, and the federal (national) government especially, has become pervasive. 5 13 Born in the USA: the political meaning(s) of Br uce Springsteen?

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