By Robert Singh
American executive and Politics is a very new introductory textbook designed and written for all scholars of politics coming to the topic for the 1st time. It presents a full of life and obtainable creation and consultant to the entire major gains and features of 1 of the main exact and intricate modern political platforms on the earth. From the impeachment of invoice Clinton, to the talk surrounding the 2000 presidential election, and the Bush administration's responses to September eleven, scholars will achieve a balanced and demanding knowing of the entire key matters and debates in modern American govt and politics at the present time. a few key underlying issues contain: - the character of yank values and identification - the effect of the structure on political improvement - the ways that key governing associations functionality to provide household and international coverage. Key beneficial properties comprise: - finished word list of key words - dialogue and precis bins - internet hyperlinks and courses to additional analyzing Robert Singh is a lecturer in politics at Birkbeck collage, London. American executive and Politics: A Concise creation is the basis spouse textual content to modern American Politics: concerns and Controversies additionally released by way of SAGE. `Rob Singh has written a finely prepared and informative textbook that mixes to an surprisingly excessive measure analytical readability, accessibility of favor and shape, and an enlightened scepticism approximately bought knowledge. this can be an admirable ebook' - Nigel Bowles, St Anne's collage, Oxford `Full of topical info and written with gleaming readability, this ebook is a short-cut to excellence for the discriminating scholar' - Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, Professor of yankee historical past, college of Edinburgh `In American executive and Politics Robert Singh presents a great advent to the topic. His process is huge ranging, his examples good chosen and his kind is offered. it'll make an excellent booklet for introductory and extra complex collage classes on US executive. I strongly suggest the ebook to academics and scholars' - Desmond King, Mellon Professor of yank govt, college of Oxford `This is a good written and energetic e-book that's a major addition to the ranks of textbooks on American politics. one in all its many virtues is its acceptance that the textbook at the present time turns out to be useful to a pupil provided that it hyperlinks to the realm of web-based assets. hugely instructed' - Alan Ware, Worcester university, Oxford
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Together, these features distinguish America strongly from its democratic peers. The movies, music and food consumed in Paris and Prague may be increasingly similar to those in Pittsburgh and El Paso but that cannot mask the substantial gulf in values, beliefs and attitudes that separates America from the rest of the world. Equally, while the communications revolution has brought Birmingham, England and Birmingham, Alabama closer in some respects, they remain to all intents and purposes different worlds for their respective inhabitants.
G. g. g. g. bans on pornography, flag-burning, same-sex marriages Off backs and boardrooms, out of bedrooms (Jack Kemp) Off backs and boardrooms, and in bedrooms (George W. Bush) FREEDOM conflict. In terms of broad partisan identities and competing arguments on specific issues, political disagreement tends to revolve around these core values of the American Creed. Once these competing dimensions are taken into account, it becomes easier to understand how Americans with competing views co-exist in the two main parties, with conflicts within the parties traditionally as widespread and important in American politics as those between them (a theme we return to in detail in Chapter 3).
One can therefore argue that, to the extent that some convergence has occurred between America and other western nations, the appropriate metaphor is that of a convoy: In a convoy, ships sail together, though often spread over a considerable area of ocean. Sometimes ships in the convoy move at slightly different speeds, and perhaps . . in different directions. By and large, however, the ships move at much the same speed in the same direction. The relationship between the United States and other advanced industrialized countries has been similar.
American Government and Politics: A Concise Introduction by Robert Singh