Cover of: American Government | James Q. Wilson, John J. DiIulio, Jr.

About the Book

This classic text, known for its authoritative scholarship, clarity, and comprehensive coverage, explores the foundations of our national political system and shows how the fundamental features of our government influence the lives of all Americans. American Government, Ninth Edition, focuses on three fundamental topics: the institutions of American government; the historical development of governmental procedures, actors, and policies; and who governs in America and to what ends. American Government's treatment of public policy continues to set the standard in the field. - Back cover.

Table of Contents

About the authors
Part one : The American system.
The study of American government
The Constitution
American political culture
Part two : Opinions, interests, and organizations.
Public opinion
Political participation
Political parties
Elections and campaigns
Interest groups
The media
Part three : Institutions of government.
The presidency
The bureaucracy
The judiciary
Part four : The politics of public policy.
The policy-making process
Economic policy
Social welfare
Civil liberties
Civil rights
Foreign and military policy
Environmental policy
Part five : The nature of American democracy.
Who governs? To what ends?
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States
The Federalist No. 10
The Federalist No. 51
Presidents and Congresses, 1789-2002

Edition Notes

"For advanced high school courses" - cover.

Copyright Date 2004

The Physical Object

Format Hardcover
Pagination 1 v. in various pagings
Number of pages 126
Dimensions 26 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library OL7604640M
Internet Archive americangovernme00jame
ISBN 10 0618299823
ISBN 13 9780618299829
Library Thing 370054
Goodreads 967845

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