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Description - Issues in American Political Life by Robert G. Thobaben

A core text for undergraduate courses in American Public Policy, or supplemental reading in such courses as Introduction to American Government or Politics, American Public Policy Analysis, Introduction to Political Science.A substantive alternative to typical "issues" texts-which cover too many issues, too superficially-this intriguing and comprehensive text offers a more in-depth and coherent approach to contemporary policy problems and solutions. It provides a conceptual framework in which students can become comfortable actually doing policy analysis, and in learning skills beyond reading about certain political issues. Thematically organized, it looks at nine specific issues grouped into three broad categories that hold an enduring importance in American political life-money and politics, violence and politics, and biology and politics. All nine chapters and their respective topics (campaigns, corruption, welfare, crime, terrorism, arms control, the environment, biomedical issues, and biotechnology) have a strong conceptual base with current political dimensions and policy concerns woven throughout. Students not only learn the context, status, and prospects of issues confronting the U.S. government, but also see how these issues now cross our domestic borders into a global realm.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780131930629
ISBN-10: 0131930621
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Pearson
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert G. Thobaben

Robert Thobaben is Professor of Political Science at Wright State University Charles Funderburk is Professor of Political Science at Wright State University Donna Schlagheck is Professor of Political Science at Wright State University