Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 March 2006

368 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719073274

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Understanding American government and politics

A guide for A2 politics students (Second edition)

Duncan Watts

Published by Manchester University Press

Understanding Politics MUP

  • Written specifically for A2 level students, closely following the syllabuses of the three main examinations boards (AQA, Edexcel and OCR)
  • Coverage is given to the first administration under George W
  • Bush, the terrorist attacks of 11 September, the invasion of Iraq and the 2004 election
  • This second edition provides new sections on political culture, civil liberties and civil rights
  • Provides an introduction to the American constitution, the executive branch, the legislature and the judiciary
  • Considers the role of American political parties and pressure groups, and the nature of elections, electioneering and voting behaviour