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Perspectives on American Politics / Edition 3

Perspectives on American Politics / Edition 3

by William Lasser


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More comprehensive and thematically rich than any other reader available, the Third Edition is designed for professors who want an American politics reader that can supplement any text. To reflect an increasing demand, the author has created a stronger identity for the text by having a comparative focus, which is unique in the market. The four categories of readings, Foundations, American Politics Today, The Comparative Context, and View from the Inside, provide perspectives on American government that will expand students' understanding and knowledge of how the American system works.

  • More articles on ethnic minorities, women, democratic practices, and institutions outside the United States.
  • Topic correlation chart helps students find readings on various topics quickly and easily.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395961025
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 08/28/1999
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

About the Author

WILLIAM LASSER, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Clemson University, is a graduate of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of numerous books and articles on law and American politics, including The Limits of Judicial Power: The Supreme Court in American Politics (University of North Carolina Press); Benjamin V. Cohen and the Spirit of the New Deal (Yale University Press); "The Supreme Court and the Political Process," in The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States; and "Was There a Switch in Time: Justice Roberts and the Constitutional Revolution of 1937" (Texas Law Review). He has also written extensively for the Atlanta Constitution and other newspapers, and his opinions have been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, U.S. News and World Report, and the National Law Journal. He has appeared on radio talk shows and on local and cable television. Lasser has taught courses in constitutional law and American government for the past 25 years, and in 1993 was the recipient of Clemson's Master Teacher Award.

Table of Contents

1. The Constitution. 2. Federalism. 3. Civil Liberties. 4. Civil Rights. 5. Political Culture and Public Opinion. 6. Interest Groups. 7. The Media. 8. Parties and Elections. 9. The Congress. 10. The Presidency. 11. The Bureaucracy. 12. The Judiciary. 13. Public Policy.

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