Written by a team of leading experts of American politics, this text provides an authoritative and informed analysis of the latest issues, trends and developments. Fully up-to-date, the book takes full account of the political landscape that followed the 2012 elections and the policy dilemmas which face Obama's second administration.
, Christopher J. Bailey
, Bruce E. Cain
B. Guy Peters
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7th ed. 2014
01 December 2014
Introduction.- 1. An Emerging Constitutional Debate.- 2. The 2012 Elections.- 3. Political Parties.- 4. Interest Groups.- 5. Media and Politics.- 6. The Presidency.- 7. Congress: The Causes and Consequences of Partisanship Deadlock.- 8. The Supreme Court.- 9. American Federalism at a Crossroads.- 10. The Troubled Economy.- 11. American Social Policy.- 12. Health Policy in the United States: 'Obamacare' and After.- 13. Foreign and Security Policy.- 14. America's Civil Rights State: Amelioration, Stagnation or Failure?.
Gillian Peele is Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, UK. Christopher J. Bailey is Professor of American Politics, University of Keele, UK. Bruce Cain is Robson Professor of Political Science and Director of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley, USA. B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of Government, University of Pittsburgh, USA.