GOVT, Enhanced,
11th Edition

Edward I. Sidlow, Beth Henschen

ISBN-13: 9780357795538
Copyright 2024 | Published
400 pages | List Price: USD $99.95

Learn on your terms with Sidlow/Henschen's GOVT Enhanced, 11th Edition. Combining an easy-reference paperback or eBook with robust resources and an innovative online experience, GOVT Enhanced presents an accessible and concise overview of American government that equips you with anywhere, anytime learning tools. Reflecting the latest political and governmental developments, the 11th edition includes insightful coverage of the 2022 midterm elections, the Biden administration's first two years, civil rights issues, recent Supreme Court decisions, liberty during the pandemic, diversity, equity and inclusion issues and more. In addition, you can enhance your understanding of course topics and maximize your success with Infuse or MindTap digital learning solutions.


Skill Prep: A Study Skills Module.
Take Action: A Guide to Political Participation.
1. America in the 21st Century.
2. The Constitution.
3. Federalism.
4. Civil Liberties.
5. Civil Rights.
6. Interest Groups.
7. Political Parties.
8. Public Opinion and Voting.
9. Campaigns and Elections.
10. Politics and the Media.
11. The Congress.
12. The Presidency.
13. The Executive Branch.
14. The Judiciary.
15. Domestic Policy.
16. Foreign Policy.
Appendix A: The Declaration of Independence.
Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States.
Appendix C: Federalist Papers No. 10 and No. 51.
Appendix D: Information on U.S. Presidents. (ONLINE)
Appendix E: Party Control of Congress since 1900. (ONLINE)

  • Edward I. Sidlow

    Edward Sidlow is a professor of political science at Eastern Michigan University and EMU's faculty representative to the NCAA. He teaches broadly in the area of American politics and has published two books on Congress in addition to numerous articles in professional journals. Prior to his work at EMU, Dr. Sidlow served on the faculties of Arizona State University, Miami University in Ohio and Northwestern University, and he was an academic administrator at Loyola University Chicago. The recipient of awards for outstanding teaching at Miami, Northwestern and EMU, Dr. Sidlow is often called upon by print and electronic media for political analysis. He received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1979.

  • Beth Henschen

    Beth Henschen was a faculty member in the departments of political science at Purdue University and Loyola University Chicago before joining the faculty at Eastern Michigan University. The recipient of several awards for teaching excellence, she teaches courses in American government, judicial politics, and civil rights and liberties. Dr. Henschen's articles have appeared in numerous professional journals, including the AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW, AMERICAN POLITICS QUARTERLY, LEGISLATIVE STUDIES QUARTERLY, JUDICATURE, POLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY PUBLIC INTEGRITY and REVIEW OF POLICY RESEARCH. She received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

  • Completely up to date, GOVT reflects the latest political and governmental developments, with the outcome and impact of the 2022 midterm elections integrated throughout.

  • Careful attention is given to diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Offering the most current coverage available, charts and graphs are updated to 2022 and 2023 when possible.

  • Delivers insightful information and analysis on the first two years of the Biden administration.

  • New coverage highlights important Supreme Court cases from 2021 and 2022.

  • Carefully chosen feature boxes and cases enable you to introduce topics in class that immediately spark interest among your students.

  • This total teaching-learning solution combines an engaging print text with tear-out review cards. In addition, the print and eBook easily pair with MindTap and Cengage Infuse, digital learning solutions that equip students with anywhere, anytime learning tools while seamlessly integrating into your course.

  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in an engaging and accessible format that increases the number of students who read each chapter without minimizing coverage for your course. This student-friendly format perfectly fits the needs of today's "always on" learners.

  • Numerous updated "America at Odds", "Join the Debate" and "Perception vs. Reality" features provide timely examples of relevant topics to help students understand how government works today. GOVT Online complements the print text with primary sources documents, videos, internet resources and a suite of supplemental teaching resources.

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