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The Contours of American Politics: An Introduction

Jon Roper. The Contours of American Politics: An Introduction Authors:Jon Roper.
Publisher:Polity
Year:2002
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Pages:232
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Price:2014 rub.
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The Contours of American Politics takes a fresh look at the political culture of the United States. In its complexity and diversity, America fascinates. Its politics are brash and exciting, and its political impact upon the wider world is profound. This book examines not simply the mechanics of America?s political system but also the ideas and principles that shape its values. Drawing on a diverse range of interdisciplinary material, the book maps the landscape of contemporary American political culture and identity. It surveys the nation?s past as a critical and formative influence upon its present. It argues that religious beliefs, together with patterns of immigration and migration westwards across the continent, create the landscape of America?s contemporary political culture. Roper examines the "politics of nostalgia" the roots of American democracy, and the framework of the federal government. Other topics covered include the nature of political power, the...

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