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Essentials of American Government 2011 by Karen J. O'Connor; Larry J. Sabato; Alixandra B. Yanus
Call Number: JK 276 .O36 2011
Publication Date: 2010-12-23
Updated in a new 10th edition, Essentials of American Government provides the historical context students need to understand our government and the most crucial and controversial issues affecting the nation in the 21st century.
The Constitution Today by Akhil Reed Amar
Call Number: KF4550 .A728 2018
Publication Date: 2018-09-25
"I don't think there is anyone in the academy these days capable of more patient and attentive reading of the constitutional text than Akhil Amar."--Jeremy Waldron, New York Review of Books
Politics affect everything we do. Every citizen needs to understand how the system works and to learn the skills required to influence decisions. The world's most urgent problems are political; for democracy to work, everyone needs the ability to do politics as a basic skill, like reading and writing. This comprehensive handbook, with its wide-ranging and intriguing case studies, provides the basic text for a new subject of practical politics that should be offered in every education institution. It affords insight into power and democracy at every level: family, office and state, and shows how education in practical politics can enable people to recognize and deal with political problems.