This highly acclaimed introduction to the essential elements of the American political system is now available in a new edition, having been fully revised and updated to take into account the considerable developments in American politics over the last ten years.
Written in an accessible manner, Politics in the USA establishes a framework from which to understand the intricacies of politics in the world's most powerful nation. This new edition provides students with:
essential background and history of the American political system as well as an explanation of the key structures, processes and institutions
a chapter on the significant developments in US foreign policy under Clinton and George W. Bush
analysis of Bush's Presidency and the rise of neo-conservatism
discussion of controversial issues such as gun control, abortion, gay rights, and stem cell research
suggestions for further reading and websites in each chapter.
This is the most accessible, comprehensive and up-to-date textbook on American politics and will be of interest to students of American politics and international relations and politics.