This text provides a comprehensive description of the American political system, including major political institutions, processes, and policies. Unlike other introductory American politics textbooks, it develops a critical analysis of how American democracy is limited by fundamental inequalities in power and economic resources. The book highlights the connections between American politics and the organization of the economy. This fourth edition retains the author's critical perspective, describing American politics during the Clinton presidency and policy changes initiated in the Bush presidency.
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1. Democracy's Challenge. Part One: INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN POLITICAL ECONOMY. 2. Government and the Economy. 3. The Development of American Capitalism. Part Two: POLITICAL BELIEFS AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION. 4. The Power of Opinion. 5. Political Parties, Elections, and Movements. Part Three: POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS. 6. The Presidency: Imperial or Imperiled? 7. Congress: Resurgent of Submissive? 8. The Judiciary: Partisan or Independent? Part Four: PUBLIC POLICY. 9. Foreign Policy. 10. Social Policy. 11. Economic Policy. 12. Conclusion: American Politics, Past, Present, and Future. Index.
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Book Description Thomson Learning, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 2nd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0155707469