"Keeping the Republic" is now availabel with a free supplement analyzing the midterm elections! Coming in July, this valuable supplement will provide an insider's guide to the 2010 midterm elections. "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. "Clued in to Politics, 3rd Edition": Beyond asking students to analyze a reading, how do you actually get them to do it? With their popular Clues method, Barbour and Streb train students to: consider the source, lay out the argument, uncover the evidence, evaluate the conclusion, and Sort out the political implications. With their contextual headnotes and clues questions, every reading helps develop lasting habits of critical thinking. Around 80 brief selections - 36 new to this edition - are drawn from the wide range of media from which students glean political information.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc