Thinking About Politics: American Government in Associational Perspective
by Paul F. deLespinasse
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company 1981
The goal of this textbook is to provide students with a comprehensive survey of the American political system and with a framework for analyzing its processes and functions. It will appeal to instructors of introductory American government courses who wish to take students beyond a traditional institutional orientation. Throughout the text, the various dimensions of American politics are integrated into an analytical framework designed to stimulate thoughtful understanding of the political world.
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