American Government: Policy and Politics (10th Edition)

Known for its extremely student-friendly, jargon-free style, the new edition of American Government: Policy and Politics introduces the essentials of American government in a way that any student can understand.


Public policy is emphasized throughout to show students the impact that government has on their lives. The text also offers an abundance of debate-style boxes and active learning exercises to involve and engage students in the course material and encourage them to become participants in their government. As a Longman Study Edition, this text includes a battery of chapter tests for student study and practice.  This edition features the results of the 2008 elections, and discussion of some of the hottest political issues of the day, such as immigration reform and the challenge posed by nuclear programs in Iran and North Korea.