More New and Used
from Private Sellers
In Stock Usually Ships in 24 Hours.
Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days
180 day subscription
Questions About This Book?
Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 6th edition with a publication date of 2/8/2011.
What is included with this book?
- The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
- The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to inclue any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
- The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.
To gain a fuller understanding of American politics today, students need to learn how it has evolved, from its founding principles to its contemporary practices. Such a perspective is crucial for making sense of the strategic and ideological battles in twenty-first century American politics. Cal Jillson's American Government: Political Change and Institutional Development fosters this understanding by providing insights into how institutions, avenues of participation, and policies have changed over time to produce today's political environment in the United States. Going one step further, Jillson homes in on the critical question of how American democracy might work better, focusing in every chapter on reform and change into the future.These revisions make the sixth edition better than ever:New chapter opening vignettes emphasizing the Constitution and how it both structures political change and is continually reinterpretedSeparate chapters for civil liberties and civil rights, each subject receiving a fuller treatment than in previous editionsUpdates throughout to reflect the 2010 midterm electionsCoverage of President Obama's first two years in officeAlong the way, several pedagogical features foster critical thinking and analysis:Key terms defined in the margins on the page where they appear help students study important concepts.Focus questions at the beginning of every chapter highlight the central learning objectives, and focus question icons throughout the chapter flag relevant discussions.Colorful figures and charts help students visualize important information."Let's Compare" boxes analyze how functions of government and political participation work in other countries, a proven method for better learning."Pro & Con" boxes bring to life a central debate in each chapter, from questions over campaign finance, bias in the media, and the balance between the president and Congress in war making, to judicial activism and restraint, gay marriage, and equitable taxes.Time lines in every chapter give students an at-a-glance reference to important stages in political development.End-of-chapter summaries, suggested readings, and web resources help students master the material and guide them to further critical investigation of important concepts and topics.The companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/Jillson offers students useful study tools to master the book's lessons, including practice quizzes, chapter summaries, flash cards, participation activities, interactive timelines, and links to further resources online. In addition, instructors have access to password-protected class prep and testing resources .