American Government is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected Module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American government and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. American Government includes updated information on the 2016 presidential election.
During these lessons, students will explore how and why policies are made at varying levels of government and society. Particular attention will be paid to policies that impact peoples’ health and well-being, especially mental health and substance use, misuse, and abuse.
With contributions from scholars across North America and Europe, this edited volume explores contemporary political problems through various texts from antiquity through the present. Divided into two parts and a total of 15 chapters, the first five chapters explore “the classical heritage” and the last ten chapters turn to European Enlightenment ideas.