Cengage Advantage Books: American Government by Alan Gitelson, Robert Dudley, Melvin Dubnick

By Alan Gitelson, Robert Dudley, Melvin Dubnick

Amazing via its "myth vs. truth" framework, AMERICAN executive, tenth version, encourages you to confront your preconceptions approximately American executive and to imagine severely concerning the U.S. political method. updated content material addresses matters corresponding to the media, public opinion, the ideal courtroom, household and foreign coverage, schooling and environmental regulations, and financial and social welfare. The 10th variation additionally positive factors insurance of the 2010 mid-term elections. Now a part of the virtue sequence, AMERICAN govt bargains a similar caliber assurance at a aggressive expense

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The politics of federal student loan programs, for example, involves presidents and legislators (who are influenced by students, parents, bankers, and college administrators) who negotiate the issue of who receives loan benefits and who pays the bills. The Role of Government in American History Has government always been important in the lives of most Americans? Despite some popular feelings to the contrary, the answer is probably yes. Historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. ”2 In fact, history shows that American government has always affected economic and social life.

12 The use of reasoned analysis in American political life, however, is not always tied to the image of the ideal citizen or voter. Some would argue that many of the institutions of American government operate in a way that applies the power of reason to resolve disputes and solve public problems. 13 Others would point to the increasing use of policy analysis techniques by government agencies (see Chapter 12 on the bureaucracy) as another example of the growing power of reason in how we make sense of government.

All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. 8 C H A P T E R ON E • M AK IN G S EN S E OF A ME R IC A N POLIT IC S Power The capacity and ability to influence the behavior and choices of others through the use of politically relevant resources.

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