The book gets students to consider how and why institutions and rules determine who wins and who loses in American politics and to be sceptical of received wisdom. Every element of the text is crafted to provide the tools students need to be thoughtful, savvy consumers of political information and to teach them to think more deeply about what they see, read, and hear. Going even further in this new edition, the authors have partnered with award-winning information designer and teacher Mike Wirth to create a series of stunning, data-rich infographics that appear throughout the text, presenting information in new, more revealing ways. Combining critical thinking skills, pedagogically rich visuals, and the seminal work in the field of American politics, this trusted text is ideal for students who want to take an active part in their communities and government-to play their part in keeping the republic.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 864
Weight: 1724 g
Dimensions: 279 x 215 x 33 mm
Edition: 7th Revised edition
"Keeping the Republic is very balanced in presenting factual information and explaining how and why structure matters. It is also quite good meeting social science requirements by showing how various propositions can be fashioned into research questions. At the same time, KTR doesn't slam freshman and sophomores with too much information. It contains a good balance of history, current events, social science, law, and basic structure." -- Eric Herzik
"Barbour and Wright's Keeping the Republic is the most comprehensive, accessible text for my students, with strong supplemental ancillaries that help them get information on specific topics quickly. My students react very positively to the book." -- Shoua Yang
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