American Political Thought (Paperback)
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American Political Thought (Paperback)

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Paperback 912 Pages / Published: 13/08/2014
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President Obama's hope of bringing a new kind of politics to Washington has fallen on hard times, with hardening party lines reflecting ideological polarization. Utilizing the organizing theme of partisan gridlock in the seventh edition's introductory materials and author headnotes, editor Michael Cummings reminds readers that partisanship has long been a recurring problem for Americans, dating back to the deadly conflicts among the Iroquois nations, to the debates of the constitutional convention, and to the near destruction of the young republic during the Civil War. American Political Thought challenges students to examine their own political thinking in light of insights from past thinkers and in terms of the challenges they face as citizens of the twenty-first century. Along with time-tested readings, about one-third of this edition's authors are new, including a number of thinkers from earlier periods, as well as more recent selections from liberal, conservative, and more unconventional thinkers.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781483307718
Number of pages: 912
Weight: 1375 g
Dimensions: 231 x 190 x 38 mm
Edition: 7th Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Overall, the book is excellent. It is well organized and quite inclusive."

-- Neal Wise
"Overall, the selections in American Political Thought really help to bring these debates alive in my classes. It helps my students understand where we are coming from and where we are going as a nation. In particular, the effort over the last few editions to bring in more diversity of political thought has been really beneficial." -- Brian Russell

"This is a great book to introduce students to a wide selection of American political theorists. The organization of the book is excellent-I can assign readings based on themes or times in American history, allowing me to make connections between theories/theorists and current events or policies that students can relate to."

-- Paul Hathaway

"American Political Thought offers a good selection of writings. The editor's introductions set up the readings very well."

-- Charles S. Matzke, Michigan State University

"It's an outstanding resource of primary texts for students to become acquainted with. I think the introductory material is just right-not too much, but enough information to give students a framework within which to assess what they read."

-- Marie A. Eisenstein, Indiana University Northwest

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