- Paperback: 854 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (January 14, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521681286
- ISBN-13: 978-0521681285
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,708,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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American Government: Balancing Democracy and Rights 2nd Edition
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This introductory textbook highlights the tensions and complementarities between liberalism and democracy that gave rise to the current American political system. It deals extensively with contemporary political issues and dynamics. It is the first to adopt an American Political Development approach.
About the Author
Marc Landy is Professor of Political Science at Boston College, Co-Director of Boston College's Initiative on Constitutional Democracy, and Faculty Chair of the Boston College Irish Institute. He has a B.A. from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University. He and Sidney Milkis previously co-authored Presidential Greatness (2000). He is an author of The Environmental Protection Agency From Nixon to Clinton: Asking the Wrong Questions (1994) and Civic Environmentalism in Action: A Field Guide to Regional and Local Initiatives (1999). Landy has been an editor of six books, including The New Politics of Public Policy (1995) and Creating Competitive Markets: The Politics of Regulatory Reform (2007). In addition to teaching undergraduates and graduate students, he regularly teaches public officials from Ireland and Northern Ireland about American Politics through a series of executive programs run by the Irish Institute. He is also Director of 'Encountering John Adams: Braintree and Boston', a Landmarks Workshop for Community College Teachers sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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I think they did a better job of explaining historical political concepts in the older version. This 2008 version seems a little more obscure. Maybe suffering from political correctness?
I recommend finding the 2004 version ISBN 0-07-238319-4. They also have a website that converted their study guide into a web-based version here: [...]