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Debating Reform

Debating Reform Author Richard J. Ellis
ISBN-10 9781506333656
Release 2016-08-04
Pages 424
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Debating Reform: Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System, Third Edition edited by Richard J. Ellis and Michael Nelson, gets readers to consider the key issues in reforming political institutions. Written specifically for this volume, each pro or con essay is contributed by a top scholar and examines a concrete proposal for reforming the political system. By focusing on institutions, rather than liberal or conservative public policies, the essays move readers to leave behind ideology and grapple with evidence, and then draw their own conclusions and build their own arguments.



Debating Reform Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System 2nd Edition

Debating Reform  Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System  2nd Edition Author Richard J Ellis
ISBN-10 9781452240022
Release 2013-01-15
Pages 373
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Getting students to engage in debate always makes for a lively classroom. Yet when students only parrot partisan lines, an instructor is left to question if there is real pedagogical value in the exercise. Ellis and Nelson offer a fresh take on the traditional debate-style Reader. With pieces written specifically for this volume by top scholars in the field, each pro or con essay considers a concrete proposal for reforming the political system, from making it easier to amend the Constitution to adopting compulsory voting. By focusing on institutions, rather than liberal or conservative public policies, students tend to leave behind ideology and grapple with claims and evidence to draw their own conclusions and build their own arguments. Students will explore how institutions work in their American government text, but this reader helps them to understand how they can be made to work better.



Debating Reform

Debating Reform Author Richard J. Ellis
ISBN-10 9781483322759
Release 2013-01-15
Pages 400
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Getting students to engage in debate always makes for a lively classroom. Yet when students only parrot partisan lines, an instructor is left to question if there is real pedagogical value in the exercise. Richard Ellis and Michael Nelson offer a fresh take on the traditional debate-style reader. With pieces written specifically for this volume by top scholars in the field, each pro or con essay considers a concrete proposal for reforming the political system, from making it easier to amend the Constitution to adopting compulsory voting. By focusing on institutions, rather than liberal or conservative public policies, students tend to leave behind ideology and grapple with claims and evidence to draw their own conclusions and build their own arguments. Students will explore how institutions work in their American government text, but Debating Reform: Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System helps them to understand how they can be made to work better.



Debating the Presidency

Debating the Presidency Author Richard J. Ellis
ISBN-10 9781506363387
Release 2017-01-02
Pages 312
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Editors Richard J. Ellis and Michael Nelson have once again assembled a cadre of top presidential scholars to offer a series of pro/con essays that will inspire spirited debate in Debating the Presidency: Debating the Presidency: Conflicting Perspectives on the American Executive, Fourth Edition offers a compelling yet concise view of contemporary topics relevant to the American executive. Each pair of debate-resolution style essays is written specifically for this volume, and offers a compelling yet concise view of a topic relevant to the American executive. Editors Richard Ellis and Michael Nelson offer brief chapter introductions that provide context. In this edition, several new arguments are presented on topics such as executive orders (Pro: Gene Healy, Con: Andrew Rudalevige); abolishment of the vice presidency (Pro: Douglas L. Kriner, Con: Joel K. Goldstein); and the effect of new media on the public’s view of the presidency (Pro: Matthew R. Kerbel, Con: Jeffrey E. Cohen).



Principles and Practice of American Politics Classic and Contemporary Readings 5th Edition

Principles and Practice of American Politics  Classic and Contemporary Readings  5th Edition Author Samuel Kernell
ISBN-10 9781452226286
Release 2012-07-17
Pages 731
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Combining timeless readings with cutting-edge, current selections, Kernell and Smith bring judicious editing and important context for students learning the ropes of American government. This collection effectively examines the strategic behavior of key players in American politics, showing that political actors, though motivated by their own interests, are governed by the Constitution, the law, and institutional rules, as well as influenced by the strategies of others. The 5th edition features 17 new readings, including 5 pieces written specifically for this volume. True to form, each and every selection is artfully framed by Kernell and SmithÆs headnotes, providing an invaluable grounding for todayÆs students.



Electronics for Electricians

Electronics for Electricians Author Stephen L. Herman
ISBN-10 9781305505995
Release 2016-01-04
Pages 512
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ELECTRONICS FOR ELECTRICIANS, 7e was written specifically for the electrician working in an industrial environment confronted with power electronic equipment, such as variable frequency drives, rectifiers, DC drives, and other equipment dependent on electronic components. It offers comprehensive coverage of electronic components common to industry, explaining how they work, how to use them, and how to test them. The Seventh Edition includes up-to-date graphics, detailed examples, and expanded coverage of such key topics as light emitting diodes and spike and surge suppression. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



To the Flag

To the Flag Author Richard J. Ellis
ISBN-10 UOM:39015060843185
Release 2005
Pages 297
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Examines the role that the Pledge of Allegiance has had in American politics and history; its impact, positive and negative, on Amercian society; and the controversies surrounding it.



The Basics of American Government

The Basics of American Government Author Carl Cavalli
ISBN-10 1940771412
Release 2017-08-14
Pages 472
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The Basics of American Government is a collaborative effort among eight current and one former faculty members in the Departments of Political Science and Criminal Justice at University of North Georgia. The purpose of this book is to offer a no-frills, low-cost, yet comprehensive overview of the American political system for students taking introductory courses in American national government. Furthermore, the work combines the best aspects of both a traditional textbook and a reader in that most chapters offer a piece of original scholarship as a case study to bolster or reinforce the material presented in the chapter. In addition, many chapters present a civic engagement-type exercise and discussion questions intended to challenge, engage, and foster student participation in the political system. The authors undertook this project for several reasons, most notably the high costs of textbooks for students and the lack of college-level scholarship found in most American Government texts. This 470-page, peer-reviewed, edited book that combines traditional material with original scholarship will cost students $27.99, well below market standards. All of the authors are experienced classroom instructors, subject matter experts, and published researchers in the field of American politics.



American Government

American Government Author Cal Jillson
ISBN-10 9781315388281
Release 2017-01-20
Pages 668
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How politics in America works today, how it got that way, and how it’s likely to change through reform—these are the themes that pervade every chapter of Cal Jillson’s highly lauded American Government: Political Development and Institutional Change. America’s past is present in all aspects of the contemporary political system. Jillson uses political development and the dynamics of change as a thematic tool to help students understand how politics works now—and how institutions, participation, and policies have evolved over time to produce this political environment. In addition, Jillson helps students think critically about how American democracy might evolve further, focusing in every chapter on reform and further change. New to the Ninth Edition Highlights the 2016 Presidential and Congressional campaigns and elections. Projects the likely legacy of Barack Obama’s presidency. Includes important Supreme Court events and decisions including the death of Justice Antonin Scalia and the affirmation of gay marriage. Covers the continuing challenges of and to the Affordable Care Act. Presents new material on race, ethnicity, gender, and political participation. Explores growing income inequality and its implications. Pays increased attention to social media and new media in politics. Updates all data in tables and figures through the 2016 elections. Offers the most compact yet comprehensive text package available. Features of This Innovative Text Key Focus Questions at the beginning of every chapter prepare students for the major points to be covered. "The Constitution Today" chapter-opening vignettes illustrate the importance of conflicting views on constitutional principles. Key terms are defined in the margins on the page where they appear, helping students understand important concepts in context. Colorful figures and tables enable students to visualize important information. "Struggling towards Democracy" features provoke critical thinking through examining the "then and now" of democracy in America. "Let’s Compare" boxes analyze how functions of government and political participation work in other countries—now framed by new critical thinking questions. "Pro & Con" boxes bring to life a central debate in each chapter and highlight competing perspectives; new discussion questions in each box prompt students to consider the different arguments and weigh in. End-of-chapter summaries, suggested readings, and web resources help students master the material and guide them to further critical investigation of important concepts and topics.



Gateways to Democracy An Introduction to American Government

Gateways to Democracy  An Introduction to American Government Author John G. Geer
ISBN-10 9781305562400
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 688
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GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY introduces the American political system to students, pointing out in each chapter the gateways that facilitate, or at times block, participation. In emphasizing how the political system works-and how individuals and groups have opened gates to influence public policy-the text helps students see the relevance of government in their lives. The third edition provides coverage of the 2014 midterm elections as well as enhanced discussion of the politics, policies, and issues affecting Latinos in the United States. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Is Voting for Young People

Is Voting for Young People Author Martin P. Wattenberg
ISBN-10 9781317347026
Release 2015-10-30
Pages 240
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Updated in a 3rd edition, Is Voting for Young People? explores the reasons why the young are less likely to follow politics and vote in the United States, as well as in many other established democracies. This brief, accessible, and provocative book suggests ways of changing that, and now includes a chapter on young people's role in the 2008 and 2010 elections.



The Presidency and the Political System

The Presidency and the Political System Author Michael Nelson
ISBN-10 9781483304601
Release 2009-09-15
Pages 568
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Since the first edition published in 1984, The Presidency and the Political System has become the most widely assigned book in courses on the presidency.With its incisive and insightful original essays showcasing top-notch scholarship, it’s no surprise that this volume has proven to be both enduring and indispensable. Joining revised, yet time-tested, essays that continue to explore the themes of presidential power and effectiveness, contributions by new authors Lyn Ragsdale, George C. Edwards III, Marc Landy, Joseph Pika, and Andrew Rudalevige complete the updating to reflect GeorgeW. Bush’s second term, the 2008 elections, and Barack Obama’s transition and early months as president.



Building Coalitions Making Policy

Building Coalitions  Making Policy Author Martin A. Levin
ISBN-10 9781421405957
Release 2012-04-13
Pages 416
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Combining an insider’s perspective with actual case studies, the volume examines the policymaking behind such programs as; No Child Left Behind; tax cuts; Social Security privatization; Medicare prescription drug reform; education and immigration reform; environmental policy; judicial politics; national securityCovering all major areas of policymaking, Building Coalitions, Making Policy gives instructors in political science, public administration and policy, American government, and American presidential studies plenty of provocative examples for classroom debate.



The Logic of American Politics

The Logic of American Politics Author Samuel Kernell
ISBN-10 9781483319858
Release 2015-04-24
Pages 760
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Now featuring the logic of policymaking! Praised for its engaging narrative, The Logic of American Politics hooks students with great storytelling while giving them a taste of real political science. Students come to understand why institutional design concepts like voting rules and delegation help explain why the American political system works the way it does. The authors build students' critical thinking skills through a simple yet powerful idea: politics is about solving collective action problems. The Seventh Edition continues to delve into partisan differences among voters and in government, 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 President Obama’s executive action on immigration. A new concluding chapter on policymaking examines the noticeable logic that guides American policy, as shown through policies like health care reform, global climate change, and the federal budget.



The Evolving Presidency

The Evolving Presidency Author Michael Nelson
ISBN-10 9781452242149
Release 2011-03-03
Pages 360
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Remind your students that primary sources are an essential part of today's information rich age. With Michael Nelson’s fourth edition of The Evolving Presidency, more than 50 documents help to anchor the ever-changing presidency in historical context. Seeing how presidents shape U.S. history through both word and deed, students encounter a range of documents- from speeches and debates to letters and landmark Supreme Court decisions. Every selection has its own headnote that is carefully crafted to convey the significance of the document during its own time and its lasting effects on the office of the presidency. Documents new to this edition: • Memo from Walter F. Mondale to Jimmy Carter Proposing the Modern Vice Presidency (1976) • Bush v. Gore (2000) • Barack Obama’s Campaign Speech on Race in America (2008) • Barack Obama’s Health Care Address (2009)



The Development of the American Presidency

The Development of the American Presidency Author Richard J. Ellis
ISBN-10 9781351708562
Release 2018-02-28
Pages 602
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A full understanding of the institution of the American presidency requires us to examine how it developed from the founding to the present. This developmental lens, analyzing how historical turns have shaped the modern institution, allows for a richer, more nuanced understanding. The Development of the American Presidency pays great attention to that historical weight but is organized by the topics and concepts relevant to political science, with the constitutional origins and political development of the presidency its central focus. Through comprehensive and in-depth coverage, Richard Ellis looks at how the presidency has evolved in relation to the public, to Congress, to the executive branch, and to the law, showing at every step how different aspects of the presidency have followed distinct trajectories of change. Each chapter promotes active learning, beginning with a narrative account of some illustrative puzzle that brings to life a central concept. A wealth of photos, figures, and tables allow for the visual presentations of concepts. New to the Third Edition Analysis of the 2016 election, including the role of the Electoral College and implications of Trump’s nomination for the "party decides" thesis; Exploration of Trump’s Twitter presidency and the effectiveness of using social media to bypass the Washington press corps; In-depth coverage of the development of twentieth-century president–press relations, including a new section on broadcasting the presidency that explores the development of the presidential press conference and presidents’ use of radio and television; Study of national security policy in the Obama administration, with a special focus on the targeted killing of American citizens and Obama’s legacy for presidential war powers; Examination of the original understanding and contemporary relevance of impeachment as well as updated discussion of the president’s pardon power; Discussion of recent developments in the legislative and legal realms, including Trump’s first hundred days, the Garland–Gorsuch episode, and abolition of the filibuster for Supreme Court appointments; Preliminary assessment of Trump’s place in historical time.



Castro and Stockmaster

Castro and Stockmaster Author Michael Nelson
ISBN-10 9781848767768
Release 2011-12-01
Pages 272
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Michael Nelson was General Manager of Reuters. He was one of the principal architects of Reuters development of computerised financial information, which caused a revolution in world markets.Castro and Stockmaster is Michael’s fascinating memoir and covers his time with Reuters when he travelled throughout the world and met many heads of state. The most extraordinary meeting was the night he and his wife spent in Havana with Fidel Castro, President of Cuba, which had a remarkable dénouement, recounted here for the first time.The son of a carpenter, Michael read history at Magdalen College, Oxford before joining Reuters as a trainee. He was initially posted to Asia. He was made the global head of Reuters economic services in London at the age of 33. In 1964 Nelson acquired the rights outside North America to an American system of computerised financial information called Stockmaster. Reuters computerised financial information services transformed the fortunes of the company and the newspapers that owned it. The proceeds of the public offering of Reuter shares in 1984 gave new life to British newspapers, enabling many in Fleet Street to move to well equipped premises in Docklands.Michael’s memoir will appeal to anyone interested in the media and international finance and is a unique account of the development of Reuters over the last 60 years.Profits from the sales of this book will go to the charity SOS Children, Pakistan. The donation is in recognition of the taxi driver who saved Michael’s life in Karachi when he was attacked in an anti-British riot during the Suez crisis.