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ISBN-10 0205862969ISBN-13 9780205862962
ISBN-10 0205875203ISBN-13 9780205875207
Author(s): John J. Coleman; Kenneth M. Goldstein; William G. Howell
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 744

Think like a political scientist

Understanding American Politics and Government, 2012 Election Edition, provides students with the fundamental tools used by political scientists to question our world.  The text shows students how to reach behind today’s headlines and understand why things really happen in politics.

Understanding American Politics and Government shows students how to gather and analyze evidence, evaluate research, and interpret arguments.  It presents the field of American government as a dynamic field full of interesting questions, controversies, and puzzles, and then gives students the tools needed to solve these puzzles.

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  • Engage Students–The text’s unique approach encourages students to ask questions about the political process, and solve political puzzles.  Visually stunning new design captures student interest.

  • Improve Critical Thinking– Learning Objectives open each chapter, giving students a clear learning path through the material.  Strong end of chapter material — summaries, key terms, short quizzes - give students the tools to review for tests and quizzes.

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