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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Developments in American Politics 6

Edition 6th Edition
ISBN 9781137013835
Publication Date May 2010
Formats Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

This new text, written by a team of leading authorities, assesses the state of American politics in the Obama administration. It looks both at the institutional framework of government and at the policy dilemmas facing the United States today and it analyzes the major controversial issues that shape American political debates in the 21st century.

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 Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkerley, USA.
B. GUY PETERS is Maurice Falk Professor of Government, University of Pittsburgh, USA.

Introduction: The Legacy of the Bush Years
A New American Agenda?.
The Electoral System and the Lessons of 2008
Political Parties and the New Partisanship
Interest Groups
The Media
The Presidency
The Supreme Court
American Federalism in the 21st Century
Environmental Policy
Economic Policy
American Social Policy: the Possibilities for Reform
American Foreign Policy in the 2010s
The American Constitution at the End of the Bush Presidency
Nation of Nations: US Immigration Policy and Politics


[T]he sixth edition of this classic work... presents the latest scholarly views of US politics and provides a comprehensive overview of the critical components of the US governing system... To truly understand the current state of US politics and society, one would have to read no further than this insightful collection.' - J. Michael Blitzer, Choice
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