21st Century American Government and Politics
by David Paletz, Diana Owen, Timothy Cook
Number of pages: 843
This book is a comprehensive introduction to the vital subject of American government and politics. It introduces the intricacies of the Constitution, the complexities of federalism, the meanings of civil liberties, and the conflicts over civil rights. The text explains how people are socialized to politics, acquire and express opinions, and participate in political life.
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