American Government,
16th Edition

James Q. Wilson, John J. DiIulio, Jr., Matthew S. Levendusky, Meena Bose

ISBN-13: 9780357136300
Copyright 2021 | Published
624 pages | List Price: USD $289.95
ISBN: 9780357136300

Combining practical insight and examples with MindTap's anywhere, anytime digital learning tools, Wilson/Dilulio/Bose/Levendusky's AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES, ENHANCED, 16th Edition, equips you with a thorough understanding of the U.S. government. It examines current issues in American politics, focusing on the importance of governmental institutions, the historical development of governmental procedures and policies as well as on who governs in the U.S. and to what ends. Up-to-date coverage includes changes during the Trump administration and results of the 2018 midterm elections. Clear learning objectives and highlighted key concepts help you know exactly what to focus on, while links to contemporary debates on policy dynamics enable you to identify important issues in American politics, apply what you learn and maximize course success.

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1. The Study of American Government.
2. The Constitution.
3. Federalism.
4. American Political Culture.
5. Civil Liberties.
6. Civil Rights.
7. Public Opinion.
8. Political Participation.
9. Political Parties.
10. Elections and Campaigns.
11. Interest Groups.
12. The Media.
13. Congress.
14. The Presidency.
15. The Bureaucracy.
16. The Judiciary.
17. Domestic Policy.
18. Economic Policy.
19. Foreign and Military Policy.
20. American Democracy, Then and Now.

  • James Q. Wilson

    James Q. Wilson taught at Boston College and Pepperdine University. He was Professor Emeritus of Management and Public Administration at UCLA and, before that, the Shattuck Professor of Government at Harvard University. He wrote more than a dozen books on public policy, bureaucracy and political philosophy. A former president of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Dr. Wilson is the only political scientist to win three of the four lifetime achievement awards presented by the APSA. In 2003, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award. Professor Wilson passed away in March 2012 after battling cancer. His work helped shape the field of political science in the United States. His many years of service to this textbook remain evident on every page and will continue for many editions to come.

  • John J. DiIulio, Jr.

    John J. DiIulio Jr. is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania and has won each of Penn's most prestigious teaching awards. Previously Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, Dr. Dilulio has been a senior fellow and directed research programs at several leading think tanks, including the Brookings Institution. He has been honored with awards from the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management, the American Political Science Association and other organizations. In addition, he has advised presidential candidates in both parties, served on bipartisan government reform commissions and worked as a senior staff member in the White House. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University.

  • Matthew S. Levendusky

    Matthew S. Levendusky is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his Ph.D. from Stanford University, and his B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University. His research focuses on understanding how institutions and elites influence the political behavior of ordinary citizens, including studies of mass polarization, the effects of partisan media, and various other topics. His work has been honored with a number of awards, including the 2011 Jewell-Lowenberg Award (for the best article published in Legislative Studies Quarterly), the 2013 best paper award from the Journal of Politics, the 2014 Goldsmith Book Prize from Harvard University's Shorenstein Center (for How Partisan Media Polarize America), and the 2016 Erik Erikson Early Career Award from the International Society of Political Psychology.

  • Meena Bose

    Meena Bose is Executive Dean for Public Policy and Public Service programs in the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs at Hofstra University. She also directs Hofstra’s Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency. The author or editor of several volumes in presidency studies and American politics, Dr. Bose teaches courses on the American presidency, presidential leadership and policymaking and American politics. She taught for six years at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University and her B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University.

  • Thoroughly updated, the latest edition of Wilson/Dilulio/Bose/Levendusky's AMERICAN GOVERNMENT integrates current scholarship, discusses changes during the Trump administration and includes coverage of the 2018 midterm elections.

  • Putting text content into real-world context, "Then and Now" chapter-opening vignettes offer attention-grabbing looks at specific topics in the past and in the present, inviting students to draw important connections between events that have shaped their current political world.

  • Driving home key concepts, "Policy Dynamics Inside/Outside the Box" features offer an up-close look at policy dynamics and encourage students to think about where they belong within AMERICAN GOVERNMENT's classic politics of policymaking framework, which is introduced in Chapter 1.

  • "Landmark Cases" summarize important Supreme Court cases, helping students understand the issues and impacts of decisions from the nation's highest court.

  • Learning objectives open, organize and close each chapter, serving as a road map to key concepts and helping students assess their comprehension as they progress through the text -- maximizing their study time and course success.

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