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American Government

Conflict, Compromise, And Citizenship, 1st Edition

By Christopher J Bosso, John Portz, Michael Tolley

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Woven through this text is the unifying theme that American politics represents ?conflict and compromise,? in direct opposition to the increasingly commonly held view that all politics are dirty and all politicians are crooks. By presenting a balance of essential factual content with a broad assessment of system dynamics and their policy effects, t

Table of Contents

American Politics: Transforming Conflicts into Compromise -- The Constitution as a Political Document -- Federalism: One Nation, Many Governments -- Civil Rights and Liberties -- Public Values, Public Opinion, and Mass Media -- Political Parties and Elections -- Interest Groups, Conflict, and Power -- Congress -- The Presidency -- The Federal Bureaucracy -- The Judiciary -- Challenges for American Democracy

About the Authors

Christopher J. Bosso is associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University. He is author of Pesticides and Politics: The Life Cycle of a Public Issue (1987) and winner of the Policy Studies Organization award for the best book in policy studies. John H. Portz is associate professor and director of graduate programs in the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University. He is author of The Politics of Plant Closings (1990) and co-author of City Schools and City Politics (1999). Portz also serves as an elected town councilor in the city of Watertown, Massachusetts. Michael C. Tolley is associate professor and director of the undergraduate program in the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University. Among Prof. Tolley's works are State Constitutionalism in Maryland (1992), Courts of Admiralty in Colonial America (1995), and the forthcoming Freedom, Rule of Law, and Democracy in the United States and Britain.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General