American Government and Politics Today, Brief Edition 2003-2004
In 352 engaging pages, this best-selling, brief version of Schmidt, Shelley, and Bardes' AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY helps students ... Show synopsis In 352 engaging pages, this best-selling, brief version of Schmidt, Shelley, and Bardes' AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY helps students experience the excitement that comes from active, informed citizenship. Praised for its balanced and up-to-the-minute coverage, this Brief Edition focuses on the fundamentals--the constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and processes that are the core of American government. Coverage of policy and analysis is condensed and streamlined in this Brief Edition as well. This BRIEF 2003-2004 EDITION is completely updated with coverage the George W. Bush administration and post-September 11 foreign policy, as well as the fundamental changes that are unfolding within every area of American government and politics as the country's war on terrorism continues. New coverage of issues such as civil liberty versus national security and how concerns about terrorism are affecting minority rights help to engage students in stimulating class discussion.