• Political Science

US Government and Politics


Author: William Storey
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748630260
Category: Political Science
Page: 416
View: 3518
The US political system is designed to ensure that freedom and opportunity will always be protected, by making it almost impossible for power to become concentrated in the hands of a few people seeking to run society for their own benefit. Have these aims been achieved?The answer is that Americans have sharply contrasting views on how well their political system works. They disagreed with each other when they established the system at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and have continued to disagree ever since. This book covers the key issues, political systems and governing institutions at the heart of these disagreements, outlining the thinking behind the main points of view, to help its readers decide for themselves which viewpoint they find most persuasive.This new edition of the best-selling introduction to US Government and Politics has been completely revised and updated to reflect the changes in the area since the election of the new President.

    • Political Science

British Government and Politics


Author: Duncan Watts
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748654941
Category: Political Science
Page: 464
View: 8179
This introduction tells you everything you need to know about British Government and Politics. It examines the institutions and practices and makes comparisons with the experience of other countries.

    • Political Science

AP U.S. Government and Politics Crash Course


Author: Larry Krieger
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 0738608092
Category: Political Science
Page: 179
View: 1320
REA's Crash Course for the AP� U.S. Government & Politics Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement� Score in Less Time Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject. Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement� U.S. Government & Politics exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the test? Do you wish there was a fast and easy way to study for the exam AND boost your score? If this sounds like you, don't panic. REA's Crash Course for AP� U.S. Government & Politics is just what you need. Our Crash Course gives you: Targeted, Focused Review - Study Only What You Need to Know The Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the AP� U.S. Government & Politics course description outline and actual AP� test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Our easy-to-read format gives you a crash course in the major ideas and concepts in government and politics, including constitutional underpinnings of the U.S. government, political culture, federalism, civil rights/civil liberties, elections & campaigns, congress, the presidency & the executive branch, and more. Expert Test-taking Strategies Written by a former AP� teacher, the author’s question-level strategy and advice explains how to handle the multiple-choice and free-response questions so you can raise your overall point score! Key Terms You Must Know Mastering AP� vocabulary terms is an easy way to increase your total score. Our AP� expert gives you the key terms all AP� U.S. Government & Politics students must know before test day. Take REA's FREE Practice Exam After studying the material in the Crash Course, go to the online REA Study Center and test what you've learned. Our free practice exam features timed testing, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring analysis. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual AP� exam, so you know you're studying the smart way. Whether you're cramming for the test at the last minute, looking for extra review, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exams - this is the study guide every AP� U.S. Government & Politics student must have. When it's crucial crunch time and your Advanced Placement� exam is just around the corner, you need REA's Crash Course for AP� U.S. Government & Politics!

    • Education

American Goverment


Author: James Q. Wilson,John J. DiIulio, Jr.
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780618299843
Category: Education
Page: 432
View: 5526
The guide includes chapter focus, study outlines, "Did You Think That...?" and practice questions with answers.

    • Study Aids

ASAP Biology: A Quick-Review Study Guide for the AP Exam


Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 1524757691
Category: Study Aids
Page: 304
View: 5081
LIKE CLASS NOTES—ONLY BETTER. The Princeton Review's ASAP Biology is designed to help you zero in on just the information you need to know to successfully grapple with the AP test. Advanced Placement exams require students to have a firm grasp of content—you can't bluff or even logic your way to a 5. Like a set of class notes borrowed from the smartest student in your grade, this book gives you exactly that. No tricks or crazy stratagems, no sample essays or practice sets: Just the facts, presented with lots of helpful visuals. Inside ASAP Biology, you'll find: • Essential concepts, terms, and functions for AP Biology—all explained clearly & concisely • Diagrams, charts, lists, and graphs for quick visual reference • A three-pass icon system designed to help you prioritize learning what you MUST, SHOULD, and COULD know in the time you have available • "Ask Yourself" questions to help identify areas where you might need extra attention • A resource that's perfect for last-minute exam prep and for daily class work Topics covered in ASAP Biology include: • The chemistry of life • Evolutionary biology • Cells & cellular energetics • Heredity & molecular genetics • Animal structure & function • Behavior & ecology • Quantitative skills & biostatistics ... and more! Looking for sample exams, practice questions, and test-taking strategies? Check out our extended, in-depth AP Biology prep guide, Cracking the AP Biology Exam!

    • Political Science

Barron's AP U. S. Government and Politics, 7th Edition


Author: Curt Lader
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764147043
Category: Political Science
Page: 419
View: 8677
Reviews subjects on the test, offers test-taking strategies and tips on essay writing, and includes two full-length practice exams with answers and explanations.

    • Political Science

The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. Government and Politics


Author: Franco Scardino
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592578535
Category: Political Science
Page: 376
View: 488
Presents an introduction to American government and politics, discussing such topics as the responsibilities of each branch of government, the Constitution, political parties, and how economic, foreign, and defense policies are formulated.

    • Study Aids

5 Steps to a 5 AP U.S. Government and Politics Flashcards


Author: Pamela K. Lamb
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071775137
Category: Study Aids
Page: 608
View: 2510
Skill-building flashcards that provide 600 essential AP terms for easy memorization using the convenience of on-the-go study 5 Steps to a 5: AP U.S. Government and Politics Flashcards features 600 key terms that expert author Pamela Lamb has selected as ones that frequently appear on AP U.S. Government and Politics exams. This extra tool increases your knowledge and helps you achieve up to a maximum 5 score. You now have an additional way to master the key terms that are the basis of AP U.S. Government and Politics success, delivered in a format that is convenient for your lifestyle. Features: One term per card, so you can put the words in the order you desire Bulleted list of key information for each term Topics include: Architecture and Development of U.S. Government • Federalism • Political Culture • Political Parties • Voting and Elections • Interest Groups and the Mass Media • The Legislative Branch • The Executive Branch and the Bureaucracy • The National Judiciary • Civil Liberties and Civil Rights • The Politics and Public Policymaking


    • Study Aids

ASAP U.S. Government & Politics: A Quick-Review Study Guide for the AP Exam


Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 1524757713
Category: Study Aids
Page: 256
View: 7026
LIKE CLASS NOTES—ONLY BETTER. The Princeton Review's ASAP U.S. Government & Politics is designed to help you zero in on just the information you need to know to successfully grapple with the AP test. Advanced Placement exams require students to have a firm grasp of content—you can't bluff or even logic your way to a 5. Like a set of class notes borrowed from the smartest student in your grade, this book gives you exactly that. No tricks or crazy stratagems, no sample essays or practice sets: Just the facts, presented with lots of helpful visuals. Inside ASAP U.S. Government & Politics, you'll find: • Essential concepts, institutions, and policies for AP United States Gov & Politics—all explained clearly & concisely • Lists, charts, and graphs for quick visual reference • A three-pass icon system designed to help you prioritize learning what you MUST, SHOULD, and COULD know in the time you have available • "Ask Yourself" questions to help identify areas where you might need extra attention • A resource that's perfect for last-minute exam prep and for daily class work Topics covered in ASAP U.S. Government & Politics include: • The institutions of national government • Constitutional underpinnings • Political beliefs & behaviors • Civil rights & civil liberties • Congress, the presidency, the bureaucracy, and the federal courts • Public policy • Political parties, interest groups, and mass media ... and more! Looking for sample exams, practice questions, and test-taking strategies? Check out our extended, in-depth prep guide, Cracking the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam!

    • Philosophy

Politics

Books V and VI
Author: Aristotle,David Keyt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198235361
Category: Philosophy
Page: 265
View: 2924
Books V and VI of Aristotle's Politics constitute a manual on practical politics. In the fifth book Aristotle examines the causes of faction and constitutional change and suggests remedies for political instability. In the sixth book he offers practical advice to the statesman who wishes to establish, preserve, or reform a democracy or an oligarchy. He discusses many political issues, theoretical and practical, which are still widely debated today--revolution and reform, democracy and tyranny, freedom and equality. David Keyt presents a clear and accurate new translation of these books, together with a commentary which, though primarily philosophical, also supplies a key to Aristotle's many historical references. It is intended to guide readers towards a proper understanding of this classic text in the history of political thought, and does not assumes knowledge of Greek or of ancient history and politics.

    • Political Science

Guide to U.S. Political Parties


Author: Marjorie R. Hershey
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483364739
Category: Political Science
Page: 456
View: 7308
This one-volume reference presents the major conceptual approaches to the study of U.S. political parties and the national party system, describing the organization and behavior of U.S. political parties in thematic, narrative chapters that help undergraduate students better understand party origins, historical development, and current operations. Further, it provides researchers with in-depth analysis of important subtopics and connections to other aspects of politics. Key Features: Thematic, narrative chapters, organized into six major parts, provide the context, as well as in-depth analysis of the unique system of party politics in the United States. Top analysts of party politics provide insightful chapters that explore how and why the U.S. parties have changed over time, including major organizational transformations by the parties, behavioral changes among candidates and party activists, and attitudinal changes among their partisans in the electorate. The authors discuss the way the traditional concept of formal party organizations gave way over time to a candidate-centered model, fueled in part by changes in campaign finance, the rise of new communication technologies, and fragmentation of the electorate. This book is an ideal reference for students and researchers who want to develop a deeper understanding of the current challenges faced by citizens of republican government in the United States.

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Cracking the AP U. S. History Exam 2018, Premium Edition


Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 1524710628
Category: Advanced placement programs (Education)
Page: 576
View: 1872
A new Premium Edition of our wildly-popular annual guidebook that provides all the info students need to succeed on the AP U.S. History Exam, including 5 full-length practice tests for maximum scoring success!

    • Political Science

Keeping the Republic

Power and Citizenship in American Politics
Author: Christine Barbour,Gerald C. Wright
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506362168
Category: Political Science
Page: 760
View: 6812
This refreshed and dynamic Eighth Edition of Keeping the Republic revitalizes the twin themes of power and citizenship by adding to the imperative for students to navigate competing political narratives about who should get what, and how they should get it. The exploding possibilities of the digital age make this task all the more urgent and complex. Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright, the authors of this bestseller, continue to meet students where they are in order to give them a sophisticated understanding of American politics and teach them the skills to think critically about it. The entire book has been refocused to look not just at power and citizenship but at the role that control of information and its savvy consumption play in keeping the republic.

    • Political Science

The Logic of American Politics


Author: Samuel Kernell,Gary C. Jacobson,Thad Kousser,Lynn Vavreck
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506358640
Category: Political Science
Page: 744
View: 9482
This new edition of the bestselling The Logic of American Politics is thoroughly updated and covers the dramatic 2016 election results with a thorough analysis of those results. It arms students with a revised introduction to institutional design that makes concepts such as command, veto, agenda control, voting rules, and delegation easier for students to master and apply, so they clearly see how the American political system was devised and why it works the way it does. Authors Samuel Kernell, Gary C. Jacobson, Thad Kousser, and Lynn Vavreck build students' critical thinking through a simple yet powerful idea: politics is about solving collective action problems. This new edition continues to delve into partisan differences among voters and in government and highlight the increasingly partisan nature of campaigns. By exploring issues such as the Affordable Care Act’s troubled implementation, the increasing legalization of marijuana and same-sex marriage in the states, and the debate over immigration, the book illustrates how the institutional structures of government, federalism, and even campaigns can help voters make sense of their choices. The concluding chapter on policymaking examines the noticeable logic that guides American policy, as shown through issues like health care reform, global climate change, and the federal budget. Students glean insights into the sources of policy problems, identify possible solutions, and realize why agreement on those solutions is often so hard to achieve.

AP Comparative Government and Politics Study Guide

Review Book & Practice Test Questions for the Advanced Placement Comparative Government & Politics Exam
Author: Ap Prep Team
Publisher: Test Prep Books
ISBN: 9781628454093
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 2562
AP Comparative Government and Politics Study Guide: Review Book & Practice Test Questions for the Advanced Placement Comparative Government & Politics Exam Developed for test takers trying to achieve a passing score on the AP Comparative Government & Politics Exam, this comprehensive study guide includes: -Quick Overview -Test-Taking Strategies -Introduction to the AP Comparative Government & Politics Exam -Introduction to Comparative Politics -Sovereignty, Authority, and Power -Political Institutions -Citizens, Society, and the State -Political and Economic Change -Public Policy -Practice Questions -Detailed Answer Explanations Each section of the test has a comprehensive review that goes into detail to cover all of the content likely to appear on the AP Comparative Government & Politics Exam. The practice test questions are each followed by detailed answer explanations. If you miss a question, it's important that you are able to understand the nature of your mistake and how to avoid making it again in the future. The answer explanations will help you to learn from your mistakes and overcome them. Understanding the latest test-taking strategies is essential to preparing you for what you will expect on the exam. A test taker has to not only understand the material that is being covered on the test, but also must be familiar with the strategies that are necessary to properly utilize the time provided and get through the test without making any avoidable errors. Anyone planning to take the AP Comparative Government & Politics Exam should take advantage of the review material, practice test questions, and test-taking strategies contained in this study guide.

    • Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government


Author: Donald P. Haider-Markel
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191611964
Category: Political Science
Page: 976
View: 3072
The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government is an historic undertaking. It contains a wide range of essays that define the important questions in the field, evaluate where we are in answering them, and set the direction and terms of discourse for future work. The Handbook will have a substantial influence in defining the field for years to come. The chapters critically assess both the key works of state and local politics literature and the ways in which the sub-field has developed. It covers the main areas of study in subnational politics by exploring the central contributions to the comparative study of institutions, behavior, and policy in the American context. Each chapter outlines an agenda for future research.

    • Reference

The World Factbook


Author: Central Intelligence Agency
Publisher: Masterlab
ISBN: 8379912136
Category: Reference
Page: 3100
View: 1331
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach