The Enduring Democracy
- Kenneth J. Dautrich - University of Connecticut, USA
- David A. Yalof - University of Connecticut, USA
- Christina E. Bejarano - Texas Woman's University
American Government and Politics
“This textbook explains the ideas, institutions, and interests that
form American government and politics through historical evolution and
contemporary debates. It engages students with clear writing and
informative visuals and provides a comprehensive overview of the
American political system.”
—Meena Bose, Hofstra University
The Enduring Democracy examines the current state of American politics through the lenses of American history and the nation’s changing demographics. This two-pronged approach encourages students to place current issues and controversies into historical perspective, and to think critically about how those issues and controversies are impacted by America’s increasingly diverse population. By analyzing and understanding the influences of historical context and demographics, students can debate effectively with references, use historical outcomes to predict for the future, and create strong arguments based on what they know about fundamental changes in the political landscape. The highly anticipated Sixth Edition frames the 2016 general election and 2018 midterm elections from the perspective of what they mean to college students, so that they can see the relevance of American government in their daily lives.
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“This textbook explains the ideas, institutions, and interests that form American government and politics through historical evolution and contemporary debates. It engages students with clear writing and informative visuals, and provides a comprehensive overview of the American political system.”
“A thorough American government textbook that has all of the nuts and bolts of American politics, which is inclusive and meaningful to students.”
“This book is the best I have reviewed in encouraging student and critical thinking.”
“This text describes US politics past and present while encouraging student political engagement.”
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Enduring Democracy