American Politics: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)

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9781851688173: American Politics: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)

This dynamic Beginner’s Guide covers everything you need to know about American politics today. Exploring the principles enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, Jon Roper asks whether the politics of personality have become too pervasive in the USA. Tackling the nature of the presidency, American foreign policy, and President Obama’s administration, this is a sharp analysis of how history has shaped the way America governs itself today. Including a section on how religion impacts American politics, this is the perfect introduction for anyone interested in the politics of the world’s oldest democratic republic. Jon Roper is a professor of American Studies who has taught at the University of Tennessee, the University of Wisconsin, and Ohio State University. He is the author of The Complete Illustrated Guide to the Presidents of America: An Authoritative History of the American Presidency.

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Jon Roper is Professor of American Studies at the University of Swansea and has taught at the University of Tennessee, the University of Wisconsin, and Ohio State University. He is the author of The Complete Illustrated Guide to the Presidents of America: An Authoritative History of the American Presidency.

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"For those looking for a concise overview of American government and politics, this superb book will be a boon. An engaging guide." -- James Pfiffner, University Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University, USA

"A superb communicator, Jon Roper has written as good an introduction to American politics as one could wish to find." -- Nigel Bowles, Honor Balfour Fellow in Politics and Director of the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, UK

"John Roper has long been one of the most astute foreign observers of the American political scene. This fine book promises a general introduction to its topic, but it delivers much more." -- Cal Jillson, Professor of Political Science, Southern Methodist University, USA

"Excellent. Drawing upon his deep knowledge of American politics and history, and written with typical fluency, Roper has produced an eloquent supplement to general texts on American politics." -- Chris Bailey, Professor of American Politics, Keele University, UK

"A lively and accessible text offering help to those entering the sometimes bewildering universe of US politics for the first time." -- Niall Palmer, Lecturer in American Politics, Brunel University, and Associate Fellow of the Institute for the Study of the Americas, UK

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Verlag: Oneworld Publications Jun 2011 (2011)
ISBN 10: 185168817X ISBN 13: 9781851688173
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Buchbeschreibung Oneworld Publications Jun 2011, 2011. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - A vibrant introduction to the world's oldest democratic republic, which is fully up-to-date, covering Obama's presidency and the rise of the Tea Party movement. 224 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781851688173

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