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American politics [electronic resource] : a very short introduction / Richard M. Valelly.

Author/Creator:
Valelly, Richard M.
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series:
Very short introductions.
Very short introductions
Very short introductions
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xv, 136 p.) : ill.
Subjects:
United States -- Politics and government.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
This concise volume fills a long-standing need for a sophisticated, brief primer on American national politics. A major theme of the book is the interplay between constitutional and extra-constitutional institutions and political processes. It provides engaging and exceptionally instructive treatments of the nuts-and-bolts of how American politics works and of the strengths of American democracy, while candidly considering gaps in representation and the issue of increasing income inequality.
Contents:
Elements of American democracy
The presidency
Congress and its bicameralism
The legislative-executive process
The Supreme Court
Bureaucracy
Public opinion
Political parties and democratic choice
The partisan revival
Politics in the new gilded age.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0-19-970607-7
1-283-88956-0
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