Governing America: The Politics of a Divided Democracy

Paperback | May 21, 2003

EditorRobert Singh

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Governing America is an innovative edited textbook, designed for first-time students of American politics. Written by an international team of experts, this volume offers an accessible and comprehensive examination of American politics both before and after September 11. Divided into four parts, the volume opens with an introduction to the main theoretical and historical surveys of American politics and foreign policy. Part Two analyzes the key institutions of American government, Part Three examines a range of public policies and Part Four assesses a series ofcontemporary issues and controversies.

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Governing America is an innovative edited textbook, designed for first-time students of American politics. Written by an international team of experts, this volume offers an accessible and comprehensive examination of American politics both before and after September 11. Divided into four parts, the volume opens with an introduction to...

Robert Singh is Lecturer in Politics and Programme Director of the MSc/MRes in American Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has previously taught at the universities of Oxford, Sussex, Dublin (Trinity College), Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.15 inPublished:May 21, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Robert Singh: IntroductionPart IHistorical and Theoretical Context1. Michael Cox: America and the WorldPart IIInstitutions and Intermediary Organizations3. Richard Hodder-Williams: The US Constitution4. John G. Francis: Federalism5. Robert Mason: Political Parties and the Party System6. Candice Nelson: Elections7. Pete Lentini: Mass Media8. Richard Hodder-Williams: Federal Judiciary9. John Hart: The Presidency10. John E. Owens: Congress11. Mark Carl Rom: Federal Bureaucracy12. Burdett Loomis: Interest GroupsPart IIIPublic Policy13. Nigel Bowles: Economic Policy14. John Dumbrell: Foreign Policy15. Stephen Burman: Foreign Economic Policy16. Elizabeth Bomberg: Environmental Policy17. Fiona Ross: Social PolicyPart IVIssues and Controversies18. Martin Durham: Abortion19. Robert Singh: Gun Control20. Robert Singh: Capital Punishment21. Vivien Hart: Gender22. Steve Bruce: Religion23. Don Haider-Markel: Gay Rights24. Eric Kaufmann: Race and Multiculturalism25. Michael Cox: American Power Before and After September 11