Americas Politics: A Diverse Country in a Globalizing World

Paperback | February 24, 2011

byJohn T. Rourke

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"Globalizing the curriculum" has become a mantra throughout APSA and the American university system. "Demography is destiny" is also resonating widely from coast to coast. America's Politics speaks to both trends and weaves them into the story of U.S. national government in a compact,affordable, student-friendly textbook that is as timely as the stock market ticker and yet as time honored as American traditions of immigration, revolution, and innovation. This is the first introductory American government text with a theme of globalization and diversity, written by a leading textbook author with a background in American foreign policy and international relations.

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"Globalizing the curriculum" has become a mantra throughout APSA and the American university system. "Demography is destiny" is also resonating widely from coast to coast. America's Politics speaks to both trends and weaves them into the story of U.S. national government in a compact,affordable, student-friendly textbook that is as tim...

John T. Rourke taught for thirty years at University of Connecticut's Department of Political Science and served more than five years as its chair. His specialty, the American foreign policy process, encompasses both international relations and American politics, and he has taught courses and published in both areas. Among other works...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:609 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:February 24, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199946051

ISBN - 13:9780199946051

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List of Boxes, Tables, and FiguresPrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the Author1. You, American Politics, and This BookPART ONE: Settings for a Diverse and Global Government2. The Constitution3. Federalism4. Civil Liberties5. Civil RightsPART TWO: Inputs into Government: Demands and Support for a Diverse and Global America6. Political Beliefs7. Interest Groups8. The News Media9. Political Parties10. ElectionsPART THREE: Making Policy: Converting Diverse and Global Inputs to Outputs11. Congress12. The Presidency13. Bureaucracy14. The Federal CourtsNotesScholars CitedIndex