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The Basics of American Government (Third Edition)

Editor

Carl D. Cavalli 

Contributing Authors

Ms. Maria J. Albo
Dr. Ross C. Alexander
Dr. Carl D. Cavalli
Dr. Barry D. Friedman
Dr. Craig B. Greathouse

Dr. Jonathan S. Miner
Dr. Brian M. Murphy
Dr. K. Michael Reese
Dr. Charles H. “Trey” Wilson III
Student Contributor: Mary Catherine Olive

ISBN

9781940771410

Print Version

$27.99

Digital Version

Free

Description

Newly revised, The Basics of American Government offers a comprehensive overview of the American political system for students taking introductory courses in American national government and combines the best aspects of both a traditional textbook and a reader. The Basics of American Government is a collaborative effort among six current and three former faculty members in the Department of Political Science & International Affairs and the Department of Criminal Justice, and a student contributor, at the University of North Georgia. Most of its chapters offer a piece of original scholarship as a case study bolstering the material in the chapter. Additionally, most chapters present a civic engagement-type exercise and discussion questions that are challenging and engaging, and help foster student participation in the political system. 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.

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.

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Are you an instructor who’s interested in receiving a review copy? E-mail UNG Press to request a desk copy.

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You can purchase your copy of The Basics of American Government at the Dahlonega and Gainesville Campuses of the University of North Georgia.

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