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American Government Courses

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Take a look inside at teaching and learning tools that:

  • Reflect our high scholarly standards
  • Speak effectively to today's college students
  • Represent the most current pedagogical trends

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Religion, Politics, Society, and the State

Retail Price to Students:

$119.95

Jonathan Fox

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Hardcover
December 2011

A uniquely broad perspective on religion's influence on politics, covering multiple countries in major regions

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Interest Groups in American Campaigns: The New Face of Electioneering

Third Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$36.95

Mark J. Rozell, Clyde Wilcox, and Michael M. Franz

9780199829798
Paperback
December 2011

The only book of its kind, this concise and accessible volume shows how interest groups play a critical role in U.S. elections

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Parties, Interest Groups, and Political Campaigns

Second Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$81.95

Matthew J. Burbank, Ronald J. Hrebenar, and Robert C. Benedict

9780199945856
Paperback
November 2011

The only text offering integrated coverage of political parties, campaigns, and interest groups in a single book

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Contemporary Policy Analysis

Retail Price to Students:

$81.95

Michael Mintrom

9780199730964
Paperback
July 2011

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A March of Liberty: A Constitutional History of the United States, Volume 2, From 1898 to the Present

Third Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$69.95

Melvin Urofsky and Paul Finkelman

9780195382747
Paperback
March 2011

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A March of Liberty: A Constitutional History of the United States, Volume 1: From the Founding to 1900

Third Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$69.95

Melvin Urofsky and Paul Finkelman

9780195382730
Paperback
March 2011

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Party On!: Political Parties from Hamilton and Jefferson to Today's Networked Age

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$65.95

John Kenneth White and Matthew R. Kerbel

9780199946105
Paperback
February 2011

A fresh, compact, and affordable alternative to standard texts in the field

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America's Politics: A Diverse Country in a Globalizing World

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$116.95

John T. Rourke

9780199946051
Paperback
February 2011

The first introductory American government text with a theme of globalization and diversity

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Mexico: Political, Social and Economic Evolution

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$54.95

Nora Hamilton

9780199744039
Paperback
November 2010

A compelling overview of the profound changes that have taken place within Mexico over the past twenty-five years

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State and Local Government: Sustainability in the 21st Century

Retail Price to Students:

$100.95

Christopher A. Simon, Brent S. Steel, and Nicholas P. Lovrich

9780199752003
Paperback
July 2010

An accessible and engaging introduction that examines the social, economic, institutional, and environmental factors that promote or threaten the sustainability of today's state and local governments

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Real Law Stories: Inside the American Judicial Process

Retail Price to Students:

$34.95

Richard Brisbin and John Kilwein

9780199733590
Paperback
December 2009

The only undergraduate text dedicated to the presentation of "real-world" interviews with lawyers, judges, and police officers

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City Lights: Urban-Suburban Life in the Global Society

Third Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$105.95

E. Barbara Phillips

9780195325034
Paperback
November 2009

The most interdisciplinary urban studies book on the market

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Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Religion: Identity Politics in America

Retail Price to Students:

$49.95

Valerie Martinez-Ebers and Manochehr Dorraj

9780195381702
Paperback
March 2009

A uniquely personal yet scientifically informed look at the history, current issues, and dynamics of minority groups in the United States.

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From Cronkite to Colbert: The Evolution of Broadcast News

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$34.95

Geoffrey Baym

9780199945849
Paperback
January 2009

From Cronkite to Colbert argues that "fake news" should be understood as a new kind of journalism, one that has the potential to save the news and reinvigorate the conversation on democracy in today's society.

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Federalism: An Introduction

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$29.95

George Anderson

9780195429046
Paperback
July 2008

A concise, jargon-free overview of the various forms of federal government found around the world as well as the basic principles, practices, benefits, and challenges characteristic of the federal form of government

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Exploring Judicial Politics

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$65.95

Mark C. Miller

9780195343076
Paperback
April 2008

This volume presents twenty original essays by political scientists and judicial scholars on a variety of topics relative to judicial politics.

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Religion and American Politics: From the Colonial Period to the Present

Second Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$28.95

Mark A. Noll and Luke E. Harlow

9780195317152
Paperback
September 2007

An updated edition of a classic text

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Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair: Health Care and the Good Society

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$28.95

James A. Morone and Lawrence R. Jacobs

9780195335255
Paperback
August 2007

Charts the shocking disparities in America between health and wealth

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Presidential Leadership: The Vortex of Power

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$54.95

Bert A. Rockman and Richard W. Waterman

9780195332513
Paperback
July 2007

This collection of compelling essays looks at presidential leadership from a variety of perspectives, integrating cutting-edge research on both the incentives and the constraints of the presidency.

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Memo to a New President: The Art and Science of Presidential Leadership

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$37.95

Michael A. Genovese

9780195332452
Paperback
March 2007

Michael A. Genovese, a highly esteemed presidential scholar, culls numerous nuggets of wisdom about presidential leadership, including past presidents, condensing detailed and academically grounded insights into an engaging and entertaining read.

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