Political Institutions In The United States

Paperback | December 11, 2006

byRichard S. Katz

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This book helps students to understand American politics by guiding them through the different institutions of American government. It covers the electoral and party systems, the separation of powers between the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, and the division ofpowers between the federal government and the states. It also explores the internal organization of each institution. This book gives students a solid understanding of the 'rules' of the American political game, the 'pitch' on which the game is played, and the basic characteristics and orientations of the 'teams' that are playing the game. It enables students to study contemporary American politics with greaterunderstanding, and to see the differences between the government of the United States and the governments of other democracies.

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This book helps students to understand American politics by guiding them through the different institutions of American government. It covers the electoral and party systems, the separation of powers between the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, and the division ofpowers between the federal government and the ...

Richard S. Katz is Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.63 inPublished:December 11, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199283834

ISBN - 13:9780199283835

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1. The Foundations of American Government2. Federalism American Style3. Elections in the United States4. The American Party System5. The Chief Executive6. The Legislative Branch7. The Bureaucracy8. The Judiciary9. The American SecretAppendix: The Constitution of the United States