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Contemporary American Politics and Society Issues and Controversies Contemporary American Politics provides a comprehensive introduction to the most salient topics of debate in contemporary American politics and society today The text introduces and explains the histo

  • Title: Contemporary American Politics and Society: Issues and Controversies
  • Author: Robert Singh
  • ISBN: 9780761940968
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Paperback
  • Contemporary American Politics and Society: Issues and Controversies By Robert Singh, Contemporary American Politics provides a comprehensive introduction to the most salient topics of debate in contemporary American politics and society today.The text introduces and explains the history, nature and underlying issues to the key areas of political division and conflict in America s on going culture war , including, abortion, gun control, capital punishment,Contemporary American Politics provides a comprehensive introduction to the most salient topics of debate in contemporary American politics and society today.The text introduces and explains the history, nature and underlying issues to the key areas of political division and conflict in America s on going culture war , including, abortion, gun control, capital punishment, pornography, gay rights and drugs.All students will gain a deeper and critical understanding of how this powerful set of concerns continue to underpin and shape the fundamental divisions informing American domestic politics at local, state and federal levels.Completely up to date and featuring chapter summaries, exhibit boxes, discussion questions, weblinks and further reading guides, Contemporary American Politics offers a lively and accessible text that will be essential reading for all students of American politics and society.Robert Singh is a lecturer in politics at Birkbeck College, London Contemporary American Politics Issues and Controversies is a companion text to the foundation textbook American Government and Politics A Concise Introduction also published by SAGE.In this volume the political scientist Robert Singh has selected and analyzed closely a set of topical issues and controversies in American politics including gun control, capital punishment and cultural wars as a way better to understand the United States The result is an excellent text which conveys both the diversity of contemporary America and the complexity of issues often treated superficially in media accounts I recommend the book highly Desmond King, Mellon Professor of American Government, University of OxfordRob Singh is a master of style, and his book is the perfect companion for those who are interested in America s culture wars but hitherto have been put off by the execrable jargon they have spawned Rhodri Jeffreys Jones, Professor of American History, University of EdinburghFor those who still believe that politics is normally, naturally, about economics, Rob Singh has gathered the evidence and dialed the wake up call seven major instances of an ongoing culture war meet a common analytic framework here in a lively and informative fashion Byron E Shafer, University of WisconsinFor the student this is the perfect complement to a textbook American politics is not just about institutions and processes, but also about current political issues and debates Robert Singh s interesting book illuminates a range of social and cultural issues that divide Americans in the 21st century All undergraduate courses on American politics should include it on reading lists for seminars, tutorials and classes Alan Ware, Worcester College, Oxford

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