Robert Singh's American Government and Politics: A Concise Introduction PDF

By Robert Singh

ISBN-10: 0761940936

ISBN-13: 9780761940937

ISBN-10: 0761940944

ISBN-13: 9780761940944

ISBN-10: 1848605080

ISBN-13: 9781848605084

American govt and Politics is a very new introductory textbook designed and written for all scholars of politics coming to the topic for the 1st time. It presents a full of life and available advent and advisor to the entire major good points and features of 1 of the main targeted and intricate modern political structures on the earth. From the impeachment of invoice Clinton, to the talk surrounding the 2000 presidential election, and the Bush administration's responses to September eleven, scholars will achieve a balanced and significant figuring out of the entire key concerns and debates in modern American executive and politics at the present time. a couple of key underlying topics comprise: - the character of yankee values and id - the effect of the structure on political improvement - the ways that key governing associations functionality to provide household and international coverage. Key positive factors comprise: - entire thesaurus of keyword phrases - dialogue and precis bins - internet hyperlinks and publications to additional studying Robert Singh is a lecturer in politics at Birkbeck collage, London. American executive and Politics: A Concise creation is the root significant other textual content to modern American Politics: matters and Controversies additionally released through SAGE. `Rob Singh has written a finely prepared and informative textbook that mixes to an surprisingly excessive measure analytical readability, accessibility of favor and shape, and an enlightened scepticism approximately got knowledge. this is often an admirable e-book' - Nigel Bowles, St Anne's university, Oxford `Full of topical info and written with glowing readability, this booklet is a short-cut to excellence for the discriminating scholar' - Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, Professor of yankee heritage, collage of Edinburgh `In American govt and Politics Robert Singh offers an outstanding creation to the topic. His procedure is huge ranging, his examples good chosen and his type is out there. it'll make an awesome publication for introductory and extra complicated collage classes on US executive. I strongly suggest the e-book to academics and scholars' - Desmond King, Mellon Professor of yankee executive, college of Oxford `This is a good written and vigorous publication that's an incredible addition to the ranks of textbooks on American politics. certainly one of its many virtues is its acceptance that the textbook at the present time comes in handy to a pupil provided that it hyperlinks to the realm of web-based assets. hugely suggested' - Alan Ware, Worcester collage, Oxford

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What this means is that while Americans disagree vociferously on many political issues, they share a notion of how to disagree: by reference to the Constitution. Whether or not a proposal is rational or reasonable – gun control, prohibition of alcohol, allowing same-sex marriages – is not essentially the point. Rather, one question informs policy debates constantly: is the proposal constitutional? In no European nation is everyday political discourse so pervaded by the language of constitutional law.

No nation has succeeded so spectacularly – though many (not least Nazi Germany and communist states) have tried – in building political values into the hearts and minds of its people. Paradoxically, it is this Creed that simultaneously unites and divides them. For these values do not necessarily lead to similar views emerging on specific questions. For example, should freedom trump equality on affirmative action? Should respect for minority rights (liberalism) encourage judges to strike down laws passed by majorities of legislators in elected assemblies that infringe them (democracy)?

Hardly anyone notices the statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square’ (2000: 86). Where banknotes and coins in Europe depict abstract symbols or famous writers, painters, musicians or scientists, America’s money is adorned with the Founding Fathers and government buildings. It is commonplace in suburban and rural towns to see the Stars and Stripes draped outside ordinary homes in a way that such patriotism is unthinkable in a Europe where nationalism cast a dismally dark history across the continent during the twentieth century.

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