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American Government and Politics Today: The Essentials 2011 - 2012 Edition Loose Leaf – January 1, 2011

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Product Details

  • Loose Leaf: 632 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 16 edition (January 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1111344590
  • ISBN-13: 978-1111344597
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,786,791 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Barbara A. Bardes is professor emerita of political science at the University of Cincinnati. She received her B.A. and M.A. from Kent State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. She served as a faculty member in political science and dean of Mundelein College at Loyola University of Chicago. In 1993, she was appointed dean of Raymond Walters College of the University of Cincinnati, where she served until 2003. She returned to the political science department where she held the position of graduate director before retiring. Bardes has written articles on public and foreign policy, and women and politics. She also has co-authored DECLARATIONS OF INDEPENDENCE: WOMEN AND POLITICAL POWER IN 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN NOVELS, THINKING ABOUT PUBLIC POLICY, PUBLIC OPINION: MEASURING THE AMERICAN MIND, and AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY.

Mack C. Shelley, II is a professor of political science and statistics at Iowa State University. After receiving his bachelor's degree from American University in Washington, DC, he went on to graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he received a master's degree in Economics and a Ph.D. in Political Science. He arrived at Iowa State in 1979. From 1993 to 2002 he served as elected co-editor of the POLICY STUDIES JOURNAL. Shelley has also published numerous articles, books, and monographs on public policy, including THE PERMANENT MAJORITY: THE CONSERVATIVE COALITION IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS; BIOTECHNOLOGY AND THE RESEARCH ENTERPRISE: A GUIDE TO THE LITERATURE (with William F. Woodman and Brian J. Reichel); AMERICAN PUBLIC POLICY: THE CONTEMPORARY AGENDA (with Steven G. Koven and Bert E. Swanson); and QUALITY RESEARCH IN LITERACY AND SCIENCE EDUCATION: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES AND GOLD STANDARDS (with Larry Yore and Brian Hand).

Steffen W. Schmidt is a professor of political science at Iowa State University. He grew up in Colombia, South America, and has studied in Colombia, Switzerland, and France. He has a B.A. from Rollins College and obtained his Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York, in public law and government. Schmidt has published fourteen books and over one hundred and thirty articles in scholarly journals and is the recipient of numerous prestigious teaching prizes, including the Amoco Award for Lifetime Career Achievement in Teaching and the Teacher of the Year award. He is a pioneer in the use of web-based and real-time video courses and is a member of the American Political Science Association's section on Computers and Multimedia. He is known as "Dr. Politics" for his extensive commentary on US politics in US and international media. He is a weekly blogger for Gannett, comments on CNN en Espanol and Univision as well as WNYC, New York. He's on Facebook (SteffenWSchmidt) and Twitter (DrPolitics).

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ali S on November 27, 2012
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I needed this book for an online class. Did not want to pay a ton of money for this book through school for a class. I am not well informed when it comes to politics, and this book explains it in a way that is not over ones head. Very good book.
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Perfect condition I was pleased with the book and it really helped me out. Most of the tests given were based in the reading rather than lecture notes, so I'm glad I got it.
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Overall easy and good experience!! Book was just as advertised and no surprises. Saved a lot of money by not getting it at my school's book store.
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I purchased a used book from Amazon, and it came in great condition. The pages were a little bent, and the cover was a tad worn, but overall it was great for a multi-owner book!
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Purchased this book for a Political Science class. It did the job well, as I got an A in the course!
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By adlin on October 2, 2013
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This book for my style of learning is Okay. I feel as if the book has a lot going on for each page. It is very illustrated and colorful with many boxes of detail and extra bits of information that are pretty cool to know but don't necessarily help me personally. However, for someone who likes American Government, this book may be worth the read.
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