Keeping the Republic, 3rd Brief edition + Debating Reform + CQ Press's Guide to the 2010 Midterm Elections Supplement package (Book)Christine Barbour (editor), Gregory Giroux (editor), Gerald C. Wright (editor), Michael C. Nelson (editor), Richard J. Ellis (editor)
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Coming in July, this valuable supplement will provide an insider's guide to the 2010 midterm elections. When placing your order, be sure to use the ISBN on this page to ensure that your students receive the supplement packaged FREE with their textbook.
Keeping the Republic, 3rd Brief Edition
Too often, brief texts sacrifice the flavor of the full edition with an outside author condensing material on the altar of fewer pages. Once examples are cut, what's left is a drabber book heavy on concepts and devoid of color.
This brief is different. Authors Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright have kept the same strong, cohesive narrative and focus on core concepts that form the basis of Keeping the Republic-and do the streamlining and writing themselves. The themes of power and citizenship so crucial to the full text are found here in abundance, along with an array of engaging stories and cases to keep students reading.
Reflecting changes through the 2008 elections, thorough and extensive updating and analysis of new scholarship are evident in every chapter.
Key features include "What's at Stake?" chapter-opening vignettes that spotlight the "who, what, and how" of American politics, "Profiles in Citizenship" that inspire students with personal interviews with political luminaries such as Sandra Day O'Connor and Rahm Emmanuel, and "Consider the Source" boxes that help students critically read and digest political information. Other study aids include bolded key terms, chapter summaries, suggested resources, and a glossary.
For more information about Keeping the Republic, 3rd Brief Edition, click here.
As much as policy topics like abortion and same-sex marriage elicit spirited reactions from your students, aren't you looking for ways to get students out of their partisan corners? Ellis and Nelson have found that debating concrete proposals to reforming the political system encourages their undergraduate students to leave ideology behind and instead, to sift through competing claims and evidence.
Connecting classroom conversation directly to political institutions, students not only grapple with reform ideas but also join the discussion without the crutch of spouting opinion. With pro and con pieces written specifically for this volume, students consider and evaluate arguments from top scholars, thoughtfully exploring the ways government could work better.
For more information about Debating Reform, click here.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Weight: 1000 g
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