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American Government: Institutions & Policies,
17th Edition

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

ISBN-13: 9780357459652 | ISBN-10: 0357459652

Copyright 2022

| Published 2021

| 624 pages

List Price USD $249.95

Overview

Packed with current examples and practical insight, Wilson/Dilulio/Bose/Levendusky's AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES, 17th Edition, gives you a clear understanding of the U.S. government -- and your role in it. Highlighting emerging issues in American politics, the authors focus on the importance of governmental institutions, the historical development of governmental procedures and policies, as well as who governs in the U.S. and to what ends. New coverage includes the Trump administration, results of the 2018 and 2020 elections, the nation's response to the COVID-19 crisis, the media's role in promoting political polarization, climate change, the U.S. wealth gap, 21st century wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and more. Numerous features throughout the text help you maximize your study time, while MindTap provides you with a wealth of anywhere, anytime digital learning tools.

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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. 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.

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.

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.

  • Reworked and expanded discussions of the media provide more detailed debates over fact checking, fake news, echo chambers and the role of the media in promoting political polarization. In addition, meticulously updated domestic, economic and foreign policy chapters examine numerous current issues, including climate change, the wealth gap in the United States and the 21st century wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Thoroughly updated, the 17th edition of Wilson/Dilulio/Bose/Levendusky's AMERICAN GOVERNMENT integrates current scholarship and recent events, including insightful coverage of changes made during the Trump administration, the 2018 and 2020 elections and the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • "Landmark Cases" summarize important Supreme Court cases, helping students understand the issues and far-reaching impacts of decisions from the nation's highest court.
  • MindTap is a personalized, online learning platform that provides students with an immersive learning experience to build and foster critical thinking skills. It combines readings, multimedia, activities and assessments into a singular Learning Path that guides students through the course. Through a wealth of activities written to learning outcomes, it provides a clear way to measure and assess student progress. Simplifying an instructor's workload, MindTap organizes and immediately grades student assignments and allows you to customize your course with current events videos and news sources.
  • Learning Objectives open, organize and close each chapter. Serving as a road map to key concepts, they enable students to assess their comprehension as they progress through the text -- maximizing their study time and course success.
  • Putting text content into real-world context, "Then and Now" chapter-opening vignettes help students immediately engage with chapter material through captivating comparisons of specific topics in the past and 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 give students an up-close look at policy dynamics, encouraging them to think about where they belong within AMERICAN GOVERNMENT's classic politics of policymaking framework that is introduced in Chapter 1.

Table of Contents

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Part I: THE AMERICAN SYSTEM.
1. The Study of American Government.
2. The Constitution.
3. Federalism.
4. American Political Culture.
5. Civil Liberties.
6. Civil Rights.
Part II: OPINIONS, INTERESTS AND ORGANIZATIONS.
7. Public Opinion.
8. Political Participation.
9. Political Parties.
10. Elections and Campaigns.
11. Interest Groups.
12. The Media.
Part III: INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT.
13. Congress.
14. The Presidency.
15. The Bureaucracy.
16. The Judiciary.
Part IV: PUBLIC POLICY AND AMERICAN DEMOCRACY.
17. Domestic Policy.
18. Economic Policy.
19. Foreign and Military Policy.
20. American Democracy, Then and Now.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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