Angry, Bored, and Confused—three words that aptly describe the typical American’s view toward the world of politics. But it doesn’t have to stay this way, argues Michael J. Kryzanek in Angry, Bored, Confused: A Citizen Handbook of American Politics. Kryzanek discusses issues central to American politics—citizenship, power, leadership, problem solving, initiating change—through a series of straightforward questions, with sometimes surprising answers. Angry, Bored, Confused examines American politics from the perspective of an anxious consumer seeking to understand the political world and change it for the better.
Table of Contents
Preface -- The Foundations of American Government -- The American People and American Government -- The Ingredients of Political Power -- The Road to Power in American Politics -- Politicians and Public Servants -- Making Public Policy Decisions -- Current Policy Dilemmas in American Government -- The Challenges Facing American Government -- Conclusion: Good Citizen, Bad Citizen, Indifferent Citizen -- Epilogue