American Politics and Society

Author: David McKay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111916754X

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

View: 7662

Now in its ninth edition, this popular introduction tackles the most recent trends in American politics and society through explanation, analyses, and interpretations of government processes – adding valuable context for students by considering these procedures and developments from an international perspective. Fully updated to take account of the many recent developments in American politics and society – exploring developments characterized by the deepest ideological divisions in recent memory Features new chapters on the performance of the Obama presidency and the polarization of American politics Focuses on the divisive ideological climate that now dominates American politics and which was exemplified by the bitter and polarized 2016 presidential election campaign Benefits from a student-friendly style and design with numerous illustrations and a range of helpful pedagogical features, including chronologies, biographies, and definition boxes highlighting key concepts and controversial issues Offers thought-provoking insights into the social background to contemporary politics in America, while fully embracing the latest developments and considering these from a non-U.S. perspective

American Politics and Society

Author: David McKay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111916754X

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

View: 1356

Now in its ninth edition, this popular introduction tackles the most recent trends in American politics and society through explanation, analyses, and interpretations of government processes – adding valuable context for students by considering these procedures and developments from an international perspective. Fully updated to take account of the many recent developments in American politics and society – exploring developments characterized by the deepest ideological divisions in recent memory Features new chapters on the performance of the Obama presidency and the polarization of American politics Focuses on the divisive ideological climate that now dominates American politics and which was exemplified by the bitter and polarized 2016 presidential election campaign Benefits from a student-friendly style and design with numerous illustrations and a range of helpful pedagogical features, including chronologies, biographies, and definition boxes highlighting key concepts and controversial issues Offers thought-provoking insights into the social background to contemporary politics in America, while fully embracing the latest developments and considering these from a non-U.S. perspective

Keeping the Republic

Power and Citizenship in American Politics

Author: Christine Barbour,Gerald C. Wright

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506362168

Category: Political Science

Page: 760

View: 5801

This refreshed and dynamic Eighth Edition of Keeping the Republic revitalizes the twin themes of power and citizenship by adding to the imperative for students to navigate competing political narratives about who should get what, and how they should get it. The exploding possibilities of the digital age make this task all the more urgent and complex. Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright, the authors of this bestseller, continue to meet students where they are in order to give them a sophisticated understanding of American politics and teach them the skills to think critically about it. The entire book has been refocused to look not just at power and citizenship but at the role that control of information and its savvy consumption play in keeping the republic.

Contemporary American Politics and Society

Issues and Controversies

Author: Robert Singh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761940968

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

View: 5113

`For those who still believe that politics is normally, naturally, about economics, Rob Singh has gathered the evidence and dialed the wake-up call: seven major instances of an ongoing culture war meet a common analytic framework here in a lively and informative fashion' - Byron E Shafer, University of Wisconsin

Policing in America

Author: Larry K. Gaines,Victor E. Kappeler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0323321453

Category: Law

Page: 676

View: 9108

In the field of law enforcement in the United States, it is essential to know the contemporary problems being faced and combine that knowledge with empirical research and theoretical reasoning to arrive at best practices and an understanding of policing. Policing in America, Eighth Edition, provides a thorough analysis of the key issues in policing today, and offers an issues-oriented discussion focusing on critical concerns such as personnel systems, organization and management, operations, discretion, use of force, culture and behavior, ethics and deviance, civil liability, and police-community relations. A critical assessment of police history and the role politics played in the development of American police institutions is also addressed, as well as globalization, terrorism, and homeland security. This new edition not only offers updated research and examples, it also incorporates more ways for the reader to connect to the content through learning objectives, discussion questions, and "Myths and Realities of Policing" boxes. Video and Internet links provide additional coverage of important issues. With completely revised and updated chapters, Policing in America, Eighth Edition provides an up-to-date examination of what to expect as a police officer in America. In full color, including photographs and illustrations Video links provide additional coverage of topics discussed in the text Learning objectives, critical thinking questions, and review questions in every chapter help to reinforce key concepts Updated figures and “Myths and Realities of Policing boxes provide important context Includes all-new content, such as further coverage of violent crime reduction programs, gangs, and drug use Access to student and instructor ancillaries, including Self-Assessments, Case Studies, Test Bank, and PowerPoint Lecture Slides

Race, Class, and Gender in the United States

Author: Paula S. Rothenberg

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780716761488

Category: Social Science

Page: 774

View: 2174

Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study presents students with a compelling, clear study of issues of race, gender, and sexuality within the context of class. Rothenberg deftly and consistently helps students analyze each phenomena, as well as the relationships among them, thereby deepening their understanding of each issue surrounding race and ethnicity.

Public Administration

Understanding Management, Politics, and Law in the Public Sector

Author: David Rosenbloom

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0073518743

Category: Political Science

Page: 624

View: 4816

The eighth edition of Public Administration: Understanding Management, Politics, and Law in the Public Sector grounds students in the fundamentals of public administration while embracing its complexity. It describes, explains, and analyses public administration through the lenses of three well-established perspectives: management, politics, and law. This edition retains its strong U.S. focus while broadening the discussion and themes in recognition of its adoption in about twenty countries abroad and to enhance its global utility as a “world text.”

Society and Technological Change

Author: Rudi Volti

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780716787327

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

View: 477

Provides a comprehensive introduction to the interactions of society and technology. The new fifth edition includes coverage of such timely topics as cloning, stem-cell research, genetically modified foods, terrorism, intellectual property, and the global impact of the internet.

Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

Author: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias,Anna Leon-Guerrero

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506347223

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

View: 6398

This Eighth Edition of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society continues to emphasize intuition and common sense, while demonstrating that social science is a constant interplay between methods of inquiry and important social issues. Recognizing that today’s students live in a world of growing diversity and richness of social differences, authors Chava Frankfort-Nachmias and Anna Leon-Guerrero use research examples that show how statistics is a tool for understanding the ways in which race, class, gender, and other categories of experience shape our social world and influence social behavior. In addition, guides for reading and interpreting the research literature help students acquire statistical literacy, while SPSS demonstrations and a rich variety of exercises help them hone their problem-solving skills.

The New British Politics

Author: Ian Budge,David Mckay,Kenneth Newton,John Bartle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317865960

Category: Political Science

Page: 712

View: 7358

The New British Politics is one of the most comprehensive and successful introductions to British politics ever published. Now available in a fully revised and updated fourth edition, this clear, lively and authoritative text has an emphasis on law and order and the historical context of British politics. Written by internationally-known specialists, the book combines incisive and original analysis with direct presentation.

The American People

Creating a Nation and a Society

Author: Gary B. Nash,Julie Roy Jeffrey,John R. Howe,Allen F. Davis

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205805389

Category: History

Page: 950

View: 6935

This engaging text examines U.S. history as revealed through the experiences of all Americans, both ordinary and extraordinary. With a thought-provoking and rich presentation, the authors explore the complex lives of Americans of all national origins and cultural backgrounds, at all levels of society, and in all regions of the country. A vibrant four-color design and compact size make this book accessible, convenient, and easy-to read.

Social Work, Social Welfare, and American Society

Author: Philip R. Popple,Leslie Leighninger

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205793839

Category: Political Science

Page: 634

View: 2055

Here are just a few ways MySocialWorkLab can help you save time and improve results: -Pearson eTextùJust like the printed text, students can highlight and add their own notes. Students save time and improve results by having access to their book online. -GradebookùStudents can monitor their progress and instructors can monitor the progress of their entire class. Automated grading of quizzes and assignments helps both instructors and students save time and monitor their results throughout the course. -Video case-studies and licensing-type assessment and review questionsùStudents will master the skills articulated in Council on Social Work Education's 10 core competencies.

Media, Culture and Society

An Introduction

Author: Paul Hodkinson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473998344

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 9144

'In his beautifully balanced, clear and broad-ranging account of a fast-changing field, Paul Hodkinson has successfully brought together myriad perspectives with which to critically analyse today's media culture and media society.'– Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Media & Communication, LSE Paul Hodkinson's bestseller is back, once again exploring the concepts and complexities of the media in an accessible, balanced and engaging style. Additions to the Second Edition include: A new chapter on advertising and sponsorship Extensive revision and updating throughout all chapters New material on technologies, censorship, online news, fan cultures and representations of poverty Greater emphasis on and examples of digital, interactive and mobile media throughout Fully reworked chapter on media, community and difference Up-to-date examples covering everything from social media, contemporary advertising, news events and mobile technologies, to representations of class, ethnicity and gender. Combining a critical survey of the field with a finely judged assessment of cutting-edge developments, this Second Edition cements its reputation as the must-have text for any undergraduate student studying media, culture and society.

Urban Politics

A Reader

Author: Stephen J. McGovern

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506311210

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

View: 4315

Steve McGovern’s Urban Politics: A Reader examines the changing structure of political power in cities through the lens of historical development, accompanied with brief explorations of pertinent public policy issues. Having studied and taught urban politics for over 20 years, McGovern (Haverford College) foregrounds his approach with a discussion of cities in a global era, and then divides the material into five parts, or themes: the formation of city politics; city politics under stress; the politics of urban revitalization; the changing dynamics of urban politics; and visions of contemporary urban politics. He expands the scope of his exploration by integrating literature that is not commonly observed in urban politics texts, i.e. works by journalists as well as scholars, and by including debates about political power in both big and smaller cities.

The Science and Politics of I.q.

Author: L. J. Kamin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136557873

Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 1779

Published in 1974, The Science and Politics of I.q. is a valuable contribution to the field of Education.

The Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought C.350-c.1450

Author: J. H. Burns,James Henderson Burns

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521423885

Category: History

Page: 808

View: 2831

This volume examines the history of a complex and varied body of ideas over a period of more than a thousand years.

Women, Politics, and American Society

Author: Nancy E. McGlen,Karen O'Connor,Laura Van Assendelft,Wendy Gunther-Canada

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: 9780205745418

Category: Political Science

Page: 354

View: 5352

Updated in a new 5th edition, Women, Politics, and American Society combines historical and topical approaches with a focus on political rights, education and employment, and familial and reproductive rights. This text motivates readers to pursue subjects of particular interest in greater detail and encourages students to become active participants in the political process.

Politics USA

Author: Robert J. McKeever,Philip Davies

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317863127

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 9944

Politics USA is a lively and authoritative introduction to American politics, giving students a rich and varied resource for all aspects of their course. The book provides expert and comprehensive analysis of US politics and government, including in-depth coverage of the presidency, the Congress, the Supreme Court and American foreign policy. This third edition of Politics USA has been thoroughly updated to include analysis of Challenges and policies of the first Obama administration Recent results and developments in US elections Latest major decisions of the US Supreme Court Contemporary American Foreign Policy This is an ideal introduction for students of US politics as well as anyone seeking to understand any or all aspects of politics in one of the world’s most powerful and globally influential countries.