American politics : a very short introduction / Richard M. Valelly.
Publication year: 2013
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
ISBN: 9780195373851 (pbk.) :
This concise volume fills a long-standing need for a sophisticated, brief primer on American national politics. A major theme of the book is the interplay between constitutional and extra-constitutional institutions and political processes. It provides engaging and exceptionally instructive treatments of the nuts-and-bolts of how American politics works and of the strengths of American democracy, while candidly considering gaps in representation and the issue of increasing income inequality.
Series: Very short introductions
144 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 18 cm.
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