Key Titles in the 2018 Politics and International Relations Textbooks catalog

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Introduction to American Government and Politics

  • Politics: An Introduction

    3rd Edition

    By Barrie Axford, Richard Huggins, Rico Isaacs, Victoria Browne

    The eagerly-awaited 3rd edition of this highly respected and user-friendly text for introductory courses has been thoroughly updated to reflect the world today. It provides completely updated and stimulating coverage of topics essential to the understanding of contemporary politics. It offers…

    Paperback – 2018-10-30 
    Routledge

  • American Government

    Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure

    By Cal Jillson

    American Government: Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure highlights the necessary tension between our constitutional principles and institutions and the populist heat that sometimes roils our national politics, especially at the current political moment. Our constitutional democracy has been…

    Paperback – 2018-06-12
    Routledge

  • The 25 Issues that Shape American Politics

    Debates, Differences, and Divisions

    By Michael Kryzanek, Ann K. Karreth

    This book is organized to examine the major subjects taught in American politics through the lens of twenty-five hot button issues affecting American politics and policy today. These key issues reflect the ideas, principles, concerns, fears, morals, and hopes of the American people. The authors…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge

  • American Government

    Political Development and Institutional Change, 9th Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    How politics in America works today, how it got that way, and how it’s likely to change through reform—these are the themes that pervade every chapter of Cal Jillson’s highly lauded American Government: Political Development and Institutional Change. America’s past is present in all aspects of the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-19
    Routledge

  • Analyzing American Democracy

    Politics and Political Science, 2nd Edition

    By Jon R. Bond, Kevin B. Smith

    How can political science help you understand the world you live in? Modern approaches to the study of politics analyze why Congress, the president, the courts, and other political actors do what they do. Learning to think critically about power, institutions, and rules helps citizens engage…

    Paperback – 2016-07-18
    Routledge

  • Perspectives on American Government

    Readings in Political Development and Institutional Change, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Cal Jillson, David Brian Robertson

    The second edition of this much-admired book offers an accessible and coherent selection of readings illustrating for students the depth and contours of how American politics has developed over time. Grounded in foundational debates, classic political science scholarship, and the best contemporary…

    Paperback – 2014-02-25
    Routledge

  • The American Anomaly

    U.S. Politics and Government in Comparative Perspective, 3rd Edition

    By Raymond A. Smith

    Seymour Martin Lipset pronounced over a decade ago, "Someone who knows only one country knows no country." It is well established that students learn the intricacies of American politics better when they are presented in a comparative context. In today’s globalized society and workforce, it is all…

    Paperback – 2013-07-29
    Routledge

  • New Directions in American Politics

    Edited by Raymond J. La Raja

    New Directions in American Politics introduces students not just to how the American political system works but also to how political science works. La Raja brings together top scholars to write original essays across the standard curriculum of American government and politics, capturing…

    Paperback – 2013-01-16
    Routledge
    New Directions in American Politics

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