This popular brief edition text for the American Government course emphasizes the historical development of the American political system, who governs, and to what ends
Thorough yet concise, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: BRIEF VERSION, Eleventh Edition offers insightful coverage of all aspects of U.S. politics, including the Constitution, civil liberties and rights, Federalism, public opinion, the media, political parties, elections, three branches of federal government, bureaucracy, and policymaking. The new edition is completely up to date and includes new coverage of such key and emerging issues as the 2012 campaigns and elections; leadership of President Obama and the 112th Congress; the economic downturn and ensuing policies; healthcare reform; foreign relations with North Korea and Iran; the war in Afghanistan; and more. The text also emphasizes critical-thinking skills throughout and includes many tools to help you maximize your study efforts and results, including new Learning Objectives in every chapter. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.