Author: Peter Woll
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
With an even stronger focus on the U.S. Constitution in the post 9/11 world, the Eighteenth Edition of this best-selling reader in American government puts students directly in touch with the great authors and political leaders who have shaped—and are shaping—American government. The bestselling American government reader for over 40 years, this anthology continues to provide a strong, balanced blend of classic selections that illustrate and amplify important concepts in American government, along with current readings and cases drawn from today's headlines.
Author: Peter Woll
With an even stronger focus on the U.S. Constitution in the post 9/11 world, the Sixteenth Edition of the best-selling reader in American government puts students directly in touch with the great authors and political leaders who have shaped–and are shapi
Putting students directly in touch with the great authors and political leaders who have shaped and are shaping American government, the new edition of this best-selling reader is one of the most substantial revisions yet. The Fourteenth Edition features new essays that reflect the recent developments and debates over campaign finance reform; the new Supreme Court imposed limits on congressional power over the states; and political trends that are reshaping government and politics at the national and state levels. The book is structured in such a way that it can be used as an ancillary or a core textbook: included are extensive notes that prepare, connect, and comment on the selections and point out their significance so that, more than other readers, it presents a coherent narrative. As it has since its first edition, this reader provides a strong, balanced blend of classic readings and cases that illustrate and amplify important concepts in American government, along with extremely current readings and cases drawn from today's issues and literature.
Publisher: Macmillan General Reference
A fresh and impressive text for the hybrid American Government and Texas Politics course, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: TEXAS EDITION helps students experience the excitement that comes from active, informed citizenship including completely integrated and comprehensive Chapters on Texas Politics. The Schmidt text is renowned nationwide for its balanced, comprehensive, and up-to-date coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and processes and the Texas Chapters follow suit; providing a wide range of viewpoints as well as unique historical contexts to give students rich, nuanced insight into the political system and decision-making processes of the Lone Star State. Together, this integrated approach allows for focus on the similarities and differences in national and Texas politics and governance while using integrated pedagogy, including critical thinking and prescriptive encouragement for citizen action to underscore this approach. With keen awareness of its audience, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: TEXAS EDITION also incorporates current examples, the Internet, and other media to stimulate learning and excitement about American and Texas government. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This reader offers succinct overviews of classic ideas and foundations of American government framed by contemporary issues and writings. Students are introduced to the classic debates, institutions, and individuals that shape American politics through key primary documents and shown how these issues remain at the core of policy making today. The included readings highlight questions about contemporary topics such as homeland security and affirmative action without losing touch with the timeless dilemmas of liberty, equality, and power.
Author: Edward I. Sidlow, Beth Henschen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
4LTR Press solutions give students the option to choose the format that best suits their learning preferences. This option is perfect for those students who focus on the textbook as their main course resource. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES: THE ESSENTIALS is a clear and approachable text for students trying to successfully understand American government. It sets the standard for examining current issues in American politics focusing on the importance of American governmental institutions, the historical development of governmental procedures and policies, and who governs in the United States and to what ends. It includes concise learning objectives, highlighted key concepts, and opportunities for practical application of contemporary debates on policy dynamics. These features allow students to identify important issues in American politics, maximize comprehension, and engage with the material in a meaningful way. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A lively, straight-forward approach to the basics of American Politics Written to engage students, and kept short to provide a flexible foundation for instructors, The Basics of American Politics covers all the terms and topics a student will need to understand the nuts-and-bolts of American government and politics. This title uses a dynamic game metaphor to engage students in the basics of the American political system and the contact sport of politics. Beginning with a clear definition of politics, it introduces four governmental and four nongovernmental “players” who must abide by the “rules of the game” established by the Constitution and civil liberties. It ends by examining rival theories of who wins and who loses in American politics.
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.
Author: Jason Brennan
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Most people believe democracy is a uniquely just form of government. They believe people have the right to an equal share of political power. And they believe that political participation is good for us—it empowers us, helps us get what we want, and tends to make us smarter, more virtuous, and more caring for one another. These are some of our most cherished ideas about democracy. But Jason Brennan says they are all wrong. In this trenchant book, Brennan argues that democracy should be judged by its results—and the results are not good enough. Just as defendants have a right to a fair trial, citizens have a right to competent government. But democracy is the rule of the ignorant and the irrational, and it all too often falls short. Furthermore, no one has a fundamental right to any share of political power, and exercising political power does most of us little good. On the contrary, a wide range of social science research shows that political participation and democratic deliberation actually tend to make people worse—more irrational, biased, and mean. Given this grim picture, Brennan argues that a new system of government—epistocracy, the rule of the knowledgeable—may be better than democracy, and that it's time to experiment and find out. A challenging critique of democracy and the first sustained defense of the rule of the knowledgeable, Against Democracy is essential reading for scholars and students of politics across the disciplines. Featuring a new preface that situates the book within the current political climate and discusses other alternatives beyond epistocracy, Against Democracy is a challenging critique of democracy and the first sustained defense of the rule of the knowledgeable.
Clued in to Politics
Author: Christine Barbour, Matthew J. Streb, D Christine Barbour
Publisher: CQ Press
Clued in to Politics is a collection of 70 contemporary readings that uses unique pedagogy to model critical thinking. The editors write a contextual headnote--"why we chose this piece"--and then employ the CLUES method--Consider the source, Lay out the argument, Uncover the evidence, Evaluate the conclusion, and Sort out the political implications--to teach students how to do close reading and analysis of political information.
Histories of the book often move straight from the codex to the digital screen. Left out is nearly 150 years of audio recordings. Matthew Rubery uncovers this story, from Edison to today’s billion-dollar audiobook industry, and breaks from convention by treating audiobooks as a distinctive art form that has profoundly influenced the way we read.
The Handmaid's Tale
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Now a Hulu Original Series The Handmaid’s Tale is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment’s calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid’s Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.