American Politics and Society by David McKay

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Now in its eighth edition, this popular introduction tackles the most recent trends in American politics and society through explanation, analyses, and interpretations of government processes - adding valuable context for students by considering these procedures and developments from an international perspective. * Fully updated to take account of the many recent developments in American politics and society - exploring one of the most turbulent political arenas witnessed in decades * Features new chapters on environmental politics and the Obama presidency * Shifts its focus from the gap between public expectations and government performance to the increasingly divisive ideological climate of America's political system * Benefits from a student-friendly style and design with numerous illustrations and a range of helpful pedagogical features, including chronologies, biographies, and definition boxes highlighting key concepts and controversial issues * Offers thought-provoking insights into the social background to contemporary politics in America, while fully embracing the latest developments and considering these from a non-U.S. perspective

About David McKay

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David McKay is Professor of Government at the University of Essex. He is the author of numerous books and articles on American and comparative politics, including Designing Europe: Comparative Lessons from the Federal Experience (2001), which won the Political Studies Association W. J. M. MacKenzie prize, 2001. He is also co-author of The New British Politics (2007).
Published February 6, 2013 by Wiley-Blackwell. 520 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction