By Robert Singh
American executive and Politics is a totally new introductory textbook designed and written for all scholars of politics coming to the topic for the 1st time. It offers a full of life and obtainable advent and advisor to the entire major positive aspects and features of 1 of the main detailed and intricate modern political structures on the planet. 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 knowing of the entire key concerns and debates in modern American executive and politics this present day. a few key underlying issues contain: - the character of yank values and identification - the effect of the structure on political improvement - the ways that key governing associations functionality to provide family and international coverage. Key positive factors contain: - complete thesaurus of key phrases - dialogue and precis containers - internet hyperlinks and courses to extra examining Robert Singh is a lecturer in politics at Birkbeck university, London. American govt and Politics: A Concise creation is the root spouse textual content to modern American Politics: matters and Controversies additionally released via SAGE. `Rob Singh has written a finely prepared and informative textbook that mixes to an surprisingly excessive measure analytical readability, accessibility of fashion and shape, and an enlightened scepticism approximately acquired knowledge. this is often an admirable ebook' - Nigel Bowles, St Anne's collage, Oxford `Full of topical details and written with gleaming readability, this publication is a short-cut to excellence for the discriminating pupil' - Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, Professor of yankee background, college of Edinburgh `In American executive and Politics Robert Singh presents a great advent to the topic. His technique is vast ranging, his examples good chosen and his type is on the market. it'll make an excellent ebook for introductory and extra complicated college classes on US govt. I strongly suggest the publication to lecturers and scholars' - Desmond King, Mellon Professor of yankee govt, college of Oxford `This is a good written and energetic booklet that's a tremendous addition to the ranks of textbooks on American politics. certainly one of its many virtues is its acceptance that the textbook this present day comes in handy to a scholar provided that it hyperlinks to the area of web-based assets. hugely prompt' - Alan Ware, Worcester university, Oxford
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No conflicting pull exists between ideology (socialism, fascism, Christian Democracy), on the one hand, and nationalism (national identity), on the other. ’ What is right about America remains, however, something about which Americans themselves frequently disagree. Americans, then, are among the most, not the least, ideological people in the world. They are not ‘brain-washed’ in the sense in which communist and theocratic regimes have attempted to indoctrinate their citizens in an ideology or religious faith, but through numerous mechanisms, Americans daily 12 American Government and Politics revel in a constant, quasi-religious celebration of their nation and its foundational values: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Founding Fathers, the four presidents immortalized on Mount Rushmore, the Bill of Rights, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the Stars and Stripes.
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American Government and Politics: A Concise Introduction by Robert Singh