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Understanding American Politics and Government, 2012 Election Edition (Hardback)
  • Understanding American Politics and Government, 2012 Election Edition (Hardback)

Understanding American Politics and Government, 2012 Election Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 744 Pages / Published: 18/03/2013
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Solve real-world puzzles like a political scientist

Understanding American Politics and Government, 2012 Election Edition introduces students to the basic tools used by political scientists. It guides students through the fundamentals of government and helps them see why events really happen in politics. Consistently showing the difference between "causation" and "correlation," this text presents American government as a field full of interesting questions and puzzles that all citizens must explore. The book draws heavily on real-world politics to help students think more critically about their political beliefs and actions.

This text features full integration with the New MyPoliSciLab. MyPoliSciLab includes a wide array of resources to encourage students to look at American politics like a political scientist and analyze current political issues. Political Explorer lets students play the role of a political scientist by investigating issues through interactive data. Core Concept videos discuss the big ideas in each chapter and apply them to key political issues. Simulations allow students to experience how political leaders make decisions.

A better teaching and learning experience

This program provides a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how:

Personalize Learning-The New MyPoliSciLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. MyPoliSciLab is now compatible with BlackBoard! Engage Students-The stunning visual design engages students in the text. Improve Critical Thinking- Learning objectives in every chapter help students focus on important topics. Analyze Current Events-Coverage of the 2012 elections keeps the study of politics relevant and shows how political scientists look at the development of the American political system. Support Instructors- A full supplements package including the Class Preparation Tool in the New MyPoliSciLab is available. Note: MyPoliSciLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyPoliSciLab, please visit: www.mypoliscilab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyPoliSciLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205950043 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205950041.

Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
ISBN: 9780205875207
Number of pages: 744
Weight: 1609 g
Dimensions: 275 x 220 x 30 mm
Edition: 3rd edition


"Understanding American Politics and Government empowers students to think more analytically and provides them with a sharper understanding about politics. A superior approach to understanding the intellectual process of answering political questions, this book is superb in every way!"-Dave Adler, Idaho State University

"Understanding American Politics and Government is distinct from other introductory American politics texts in that it introduces students to the work of political science-particularly how to establish causality-while refraining from advocating for a single theoretical approach."-Stacey Pelika, College of William & Mary

"I like the way the authors are able to grab the reader's attention at the very beginning of the chapter and keep it focused with excellent writing, explanations, examples, and current case studies."-Wayne Ault, Southwestern Illinois College

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