American Government: Institutions and Policies (AP® Edition)

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Authors : James Q. Wilson; John J. DiIulio, Jr.; Meena Bose


720 Pages  Hardcover 

13th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2006

©2013 , Published


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Acclaimed for the scholarship of its prominent authors and the clarity of its narrative, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES sets the standard for public policy coverage while maintaining focus on three fundamental topics: the importance of institutions of American government; the histori... more


Who Governs? and "To What Ends?" are the two thematic questions posed at the opening of each chapter and then revisited at chapter's end. Emphasis is placed on their complexity by examining different possible answers.

How Things Work boxes summarize key concepts and important facts that facilitate ... more

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Updates throughout the text reflect the latest scholarship and current events, including the domestic health care act, Republican victory in the 2010 election, the advent of insurgent democratic revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa, and the emergence of a serious debate about the budget a... more