American Government: Enduring Principles, Critical Choices

ISBN-13: 9781107650022

ISBN-10: 110765002X

Author: Marc Landy, Sidney M. Milkis

Edition: 3

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Cambridge University Press
Paperback 444 pages
Law, Political Science
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Acknowledged author Marc Landy wrote American Government: Enduring Principles, Critical Choices comprising 444 pages back in 2014. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 110765002X and 9781107650022. Since then American Government: Enduring Principles, Critical Choices textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.


This book brings the study of American politics and government alive by presenting American politics as a dramatic narrative of conflict and change. It adopts an American political development approach in order to show how the past, present, and visions of the future interact to shape governing institutions and political forces. There is a strong emphasis on the role of ideas. Two key political development principles - path dependency and critical choice - are central to explaining how and why the past affects the present and future. Each chapter begins with an opening vignette that epitomizes the key themes of the chapter. The book's developmental approach does not diminish the attention it gives to current matters but it does provide a richer context for the appreciation and understanding of the whole gamut of attitudes, behaviors, organizational activities, and institutional relationships that comprise American political and governmental life.