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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Developments in American Politics 5

ISBN 9780230207530
Publication Date August 2006
Formats Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

This new text written by a team of leading authorities assesses how well the American government and constitution has coped with the period of anxiety and uncertainty in the years since 9/11. It considers the cultural and ideological divisions that have emerged in within American society and the changing perception of America in the world outside.

GILLIAN PEELE is Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, UK.

CHRISTOPHER J. BAILEY is Professor of American Politics, University of Keele, UK.

BRUCE CAIN is Robson Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

B. GUY PETERS is Maurice Falk Professor of Government, University of Pittsburgh, USA.

Introduction; G.Peele, C.J.Bailey, B.Cain & B.G.Peters
Electoral Politics; J.Sides
Parties in an Era of Renewed Partisanship; B.Cain & D.J.Goux
Interest Groups; G.K.Wilson
The Presidency; G.Peele
Congress; R.English
The United States Supreme Court: Continuity and Change; C.W.Bonneau & T.W.Striko-Neubauer
American Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations; R.B.Albritton
The Rising Power of Minorities and the Deracialization of American Politics; B.Liu & R.Darcy
The Media; R.Mason
Values, Lifestyles and Politics; C.J.Bailey
Economic Policy; A.Wroe
Social Policy; A.Waddan
Foreign Policy; J.Herbert
Governing the United States: From Consensus to Majoritarian Democracy?; B.G.Peters


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