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The fifth edition of American Politics and Society has been completely revised and updated to provide a clear and concise introduction to US politics for all students of politics and government. The book includes commentary on the November 2000 elections and the new presidency giving readers the most up-to-date assessment available.This edition also features new text features such as "controversies" for each major subject covered, and expanded further reading, all designed to encourage student participation. There is also an additional chapter on the regulation of public morality including affirmative action and civil rights and existing chapters have been expanded, combined or restructured in line with recent trends. Throughout, McKay provides an up-to-date survey of the views and criticisms of leading political commentators on the American scene.McKay fills in the social background to American political and economic life, preparing the ground for the central discussion of the book: the Institutions of the federal government, Congress, the Supreme Court and the Constitution, the federal system, the Presidency, the party bandwagons and electoral circuses. The book is also supported by a website providing: Selected tables from the text, updated every six months ensuring that teachers and students can use the most recent data. Links to relevant websites on American politics and society. Controversy boxes. A sample chapter. A detailed contents list. Ordering information.Please visit the accompanying website at: http://www blackwellpublishers.co.uk/mckay/ This edition is not published by Blackwell in the USA.
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