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American Government and Politics

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A Conservative Walks Into a Bar

The Politics of Political Humor

Conservative critics argue that modern political satire, in the age of The Daily Show, has a liberal bias. A quick review of the humor landscape shows that...

Alison Dagnes

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This new text, written by a team of leading authorities, assesses the political and constitutional impact of the G. W. Bush Administration and the emerging...

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By Gillian Peele, Christopher J. Bailey, Bruce Cain and B. Guy Peters

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Civic Participation in America

The founders of the American republic saw two motivations for individual civic participation: self-interest and civic duty. Civic Participation in America...

"...The founders of the American republic saw two motivations for individual civic participation: self-interest and civic duty. Civic Participation in America.... The founders of the American republic saw two motivations for individual civic participation: self-interest and civic duty. Civic Participation in America frames our understanding of civic and political participation the way the nation’s founders did: as a human behavior powerfully influenced by institutions within society. The book exami..."

Quentin Kidd

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This eagerly-anticipated third edition builds on the established reputation of the Understanding series. It provides an accessible and intelligible text...

Duncan Watts

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The Roots of American Exceptionalism

Institutions, Culture, and Policies

How do United States public policies differ from those of other wealthy democracies? Why do they differ? The Roots of American Exceptionalism draws on...

"...How do United States public policies differ from those of other wealthy democracies? Why do they differ? The Roots of American Exceptionalism draws on.... How do United States public policies differ from those of other wealthy democracies?  Why do they differ?  The Roots of American Exceptionalism draws on societies' unique histories, distinctive paths of institutional development and contrasting cultures to explain why they adopt different policies for common problems. It compares the United S..."

Charles Lockhart

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The Political Legacies of Barry Goldwater and George McGovern

Shifting Party Paradigms

Presidential candidates’ names such as Lewis Cass, Samuel Tilden, Alton Parker and James Cox may not be familiar to many, but what about Barry Goldwater and...

Jeffrey J. Volle

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Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book analyzes Black women’s involvement in American political life, focusing on what they did to gain political...

Duchess Harris

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Political Conflict in America

There has been a high level of conflict in American politics in recent years. Massive disagreements over government policies, including health care, seem to...

Alan Ware

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Barack Obama and Twenty-first Century Politics

A Revolutionary Moment in the USA

Barack Obama has been called a transformative and transcendental figure, and this book shows just how significant the movement behind him was for the politics...

Horace Campbell

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The Presidency of Bill Clinton

The Legacy of a New Domestic and Foreign Policy

The presidency of Bill Clinton has an intrinsic historical significance: a marker of generational change, as he was the first "baby boomer" to reach the White...

Mark White

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The Barack Obama Presidency

A Two Year Assessment

Eschewing conventional partisanship, this book offers the definitive assessment of the opening two years of the presidency of Barack Obama and explores the...

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Assessing George W. Bush's Legacy

The Right Man?

This book examines George W. Bush’s legacy in terms of his presidential leadership and politics and explains why he was the most controversial president of...

By Iwan W. Morgan and Philip John Davies

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Statesmanship, Character and Leadership demonstrates how individual leaders acted at critical turning points in American history. Terry Newell's analysis...

Terry Newell

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The Kennedy Legacy

Jack, Bobby and Ted and a Family Dream Fulfilled

The closing of Ted Kennedy’s chapter in America’s political and cultural life means that, for the first time perhaps, the real measure of the Kennedy legacy...

"...The closing of Ted Kennedy’s chapter in America’s political and cultural life means that, for the first time perhaps, the real measure of the Kennedy legacy.... The closing of Ted Kennedy’s chapter in America’s political and cultural life means that, for the first time perhaps, the real measure of the Kennedy legacy can finally be taken. John, Robert, and Ted Kennedy’s individual stories can now be seen as essentially one, with each brother striving to fulfill the interrupted promise of the bro..."

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Watergate Remembered

The Legacy for American Politics

The Watergate crisis continues to cast a long shadow over American politics. So many of the issues we confront today have their roots in the scandals of the...

By Michael A. Genovese and Iwan W. Morgan

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State Power and Democracy

Before and During the Presidency of George W. Bush

Torture. Secret prisons. Wiretaps on Americans. Even with a new president in the White House, daily headlines contain disturbing revelations about how the...

Andrew Kolin Andrew Kolin

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