Citizenship in the American Republic (Hardback)Brian L. Fife (author)
Hardback 232 Pages
While there are a number of survey textbooks in American politics, Citizenship in the American Republic is based on a fundamental premise that many have contended for the last century-a more informed, participatory citizenry is required for a more effective democratic republic. Fife provides a resource for young people, as well as older Americans, who can use the information provided to enhance their capacity to be good citizens in their own democratic system. He accentuates the knowledge that Americans need to be good citizens; as such, the book occupies a unique niche among textbooks in American politics. For those who need a fairly brief, yet concise guide to American politics, Citizenship in the American Republic is ideal. Fife carefully explains the material and how citizens can use the information to create a more effective democracy. Unlike other textbooks in American politics, the book includes two unique sections designed to emphasize the importance of effective citizenship in the United States: 'The Importance of Citizenship in a Republic' and 'Knowledge Matters.' In so doing, he has provided a text that not only includes concrete factual information about the many features of American politics, but promotes the fundamental premise that citizens are absolutely essential components of a more healthy and vibrant American democracy.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 333 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
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