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2018 Political Year of the Woman Election: A Critical Examination
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This book consists of student-authored original research papers collectively examining the ways in which gender shaped, and was shaped by, the 2018 Year of the Woman elections.

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Gender and Sexuality Studies
Political Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Muhlenberg College
Author:
Muhlenberg College PSC 389
Date Added:
12/09/2019
21st Century American Government and Politics  v.1.0
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Textbook focusing on American Government and the specificities of the American political system. In covering American government and politics, this text:
• introduces the intricacies of the Constitution, the complexities of federalism, the meanings of civil liberties, and the conflicts over civil rights;
• explains how people are socialized to politics, acquire and express opinions, and participate in political life;
• describes interest groups, political parties, and elections—the intermediaries that link people to government and politics;
• details the branches of government and how they operate; and
• shows how policies are made and affect people’s lives.

Subject:
Political Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Diana Owen
Timothy E. Cook
David L. Paletz
Date Added:
12/29/2012
Advanced Urban Public Finance: Collective Action and Provisions of Local Public Goods
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In analyzing fiscal issues, conventional public finance approaches focus mainly on taxation and public spending. Policymakers and practitioners rarely explore solutions by examining the fundamental problem: the failure of interested parties to act collectively to internalize the positive externalities generated by public goods. Public finance is merely one of many possible institutional arrangements for assigning the rights and responsibilities to public goods consumption. This system is currently under stress because of the financial crisis. The first part of the class will focus on collective action and its connection with local public finance. The second part will explore alternative institutional arrangements for mediating collective action problems associated with the provision of local public goods.
The objective of the seminar is to broaden the discussion of local public finance by incorporating collective action problems into the discourse. This inclusion aims at exploring alternative institutional arrangements for financing local public services in the face of severe economic downturn. Applications of emerging ideas to the provision of public health, education, and natural resource conservation will be discussed.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Economics
Finance
Political Science
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Hong, Yu-Hung
Date Added:
02/01/2009
Africa and the Politics of Knowledge
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This course considers how, despite its immense diversity, Africa continues to hold purchase as both a geographical entity and meaningful knowledge category. It examines the relationship between articulations of "Africa" and projects like European imperialism, developments in the biological sciences, African de-colonization and state-building, and the imagining of the planet's future. Readings in anthropology and history are organized around five themes: space and place, race, representation, self-determination, and time.

Subject:
Anthropology
Arts and Humanities
History
Political Science
Social Science
World History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Edoh, M. Amah
Date Added:
02/01/2019
All the President's Generals: Civil-Military Relations in the US and Beyond
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This course introduces the unique characteristics of militaries and explores the roles they play in the societies they are constructed to defend, with a special focus on the relationships between the military and their civilian leaders and popular publics. Topics include a modern history of relations between US presidents and the military, coups and military governments, public trust in the military, racial integration of the military, and the military-industrial (and tech!) complex.

Subject:
Political Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Plana, Sara
Date Added:
01/01/2020
America: The User's Manual (Third Edition)
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This is a free textbook written for introductory undergraduate courses in American politics and government, covering the creation and principles of the Constitution, the fundamentals of American public opinion and political behavior, and the basic functions of the three branches of government.

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Political Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Benjamin R. Kantack
Date Added:
11/21/2021
America in Depression and War
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This course focuses on the Great Depression and World War II and how they led to a major reordering of American politics and society. We will examine how ordinary people experienced these crises and how those experiences changed their outlook on politics and the world around them.

Subject:
Anthropology
Arts and Humanities
History
Philosophy
Political Science
Social Science
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jacobs, Meg
Date Added:
02/01/2012
American Elections
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This course provides an overview of electoral politics in the United States, covering presidential, congressional, state, and local elections. It covers the development of American elections over time, electoral rules and institutions, the macro-structural forces shaping electoral outcomes, the key organizations involved in elections (parties, etc.), candidates' calculations and campaign strategies, and the role of ordinary citizens in the electoral process, as well as potential reforms to the U.S. electoral system.

Subject:
Political Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Caughey, Devin
Date Added:
09/01/2020
American Foreign Policy: Past, Present, and Future
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This course explores the reasons for America's past wars and interventions. It covers the consequences of American policies, and evaluates these consequences for the U.S. and the world. History covered includes World Wars I and II, the Korean and Indochina wars, the Cuban Missile Crisis and current conflicts, including those in in Iraq and Afghanistan, and against Al Qaeda.

Subject:
Political Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Van Evera, Stephen
Date Added:
09/01/2017
American Foreign Policy: Past, Present, and Future, Fall 2017
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This course explores the reasons for America's past wars and interventions. It covers the consequences of American policies, and evaluates these consequences for the U.S. and the world. History covered includes World Wars I and II, the Korean and Indochina wars, the Cuban Missile Crisis and current conflicts, including those in in Iraq and Afghanistan, and against Al Qaeda.

Subject:
Political Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Stephen Van Evera
Date Added:
01/01/2017
American Foreign Policy: Theory and Method
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This course examines the causes and consequences of American foreign policy since 1898. Course readings cover both substantive and methods topics. Four substantive topics are covered:

major theories of American foreign policy;
major episodes in the history of American foreign policy and historical/interpretive controversies about them;
the evaluation of major past American foreign policies--were their results good or bad? and
current policy controversies, including means of evaluating proposed policies.

Three methods topics are covered:

basic social scientific inference--what are theories? what are good theories? how should theories be framed and tested?
historical investigative methodology, including archival research, and, most importantly,
case study methodology.

Historical episodes covered in the course are used as raw material for case studies, asking "if these episodes were the subject of case studies, how should those studies be performed, and what could be learned from them?"

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
History
Political Science
Social Science
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Van Evera, Stephen
Date Added:
09/01/2004
American Government
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Word Count: 246826

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Subject:
Political Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Date Added:
01/26/2024
American Government
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Word Count: 101870

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History
Political Science
Social Science
U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Date Added:
01/26/2024
American Government
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Word Count: 101968

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Political Science
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Date Added:
01/26/2024
American Government
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Government can be defined as the institutions and processes that make and implement a society’s legally authoritative decisions. The government unit can be a city, a school board, a county, a state, a multi-state regional compact, a national government, or even an international body. In the U.S., government includes the national government institutions—Congress, the presidency, the federal courts, and the federal bureaucracies; the 50 state governments—state legislatures, governors, courts, and bureaucracies; and the thousands of local governments—cities, counties, and other special government districts such as school boards and the transportation authorities that govern airports, seaports, and mass transit. These governments make legally authoritative decisions that include legislation, administrative regulations, executive orders, case law rulings, and other public policy actions that are authoritative because individuals and organizations are obligated to obey them or face some kind of legal sanction.

Subject:
Political Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Florida
Author:
Mirya Holman
Timothy Lenz
Date Added:
12/08/2022
American Government
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 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.Senior Contributing AuthorsGlen Krutz (Content Lead), University of OklahomaSylvie Waskiewicz, PhD (Lead Editor)

Subject:
Political Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
01/06/2016
American Government
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Word Count: 184733

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Political Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Tim McLean
Date Added:
10/11/2021
American Government
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Contents include:

1. Why Government? Why Politics? 2. The U.S. System of Constitutional Government 3. Congress 4. The Presidency 5. The Judiciary 6. Federalism 7. The Media, Government, and Politics 8. Public Opinion 9. Political Ideology 10. Political Participation 11. Political Parties 12. Interest Groups 13. Public Policy 14. Economic Policy 15. Food Policy 16. Crime Policy 17. Global Affairs 18. Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Subject:
Political Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University Press of Florida
Author:
Mirya Holman
Timothy Lenz
Date Added:
10/05/2022
American Government 2e
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An ISU Local Copy of the OpenStax Textbook

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Senior Contributing Authors Glen Krutz (Content Lead), University of Oklahoma Sylvie Waskiewicz, PhD (Lead Editor) Contributing Authors Joel Webb, Tulane University Shawn Williams, Campbellsville University Rhonda Wrzenski, Indiana University Southeast Tonya Neaves, George Mason University Adam Newmark, Appalachian State University Brooks D. Simpson, Arizona State University Prosper Bernard, Jr., City University of New York Ann Kordas, Johnson & Wales University Jennifer Danley-Scott, Texas Woman’s University Christopher Lawrence, Middle Georgia State College Instructor Resources on OpenStax Student Resources on OpenStax including the Getting Started Guide, Reading and Notetaking Guide, and Student Time Management Guide

Word Count: 335695

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Political Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
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OpenStax
Date Added:
02/21/2019
American Government 2e
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Based off of OpenStax 2e

Word Count: 317162

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Subject:
Political Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Date Added:
02/21/2019