The period since 2001 has been one of anxiety and uncertainty as the United States has attempted to come to terms with the implications of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the war in Iraq. This entirely new text, written by a team of leading authorities, assesses how well the American system of government and constitution has coped. It also considers the deep cultural and ideological divisions that have emerged in recent years within American society and the changing position and perceptions of America in the world outside.
Table of Contents
Introduction; G.Peele, C.J.Bailey, B.Cain & B.G.Peters - Electoral Politics; J.Sides - Parties in an Era of Renewed Partisanship; B.Cain & D.J.Goux - Interest Groups; G.K.Wilson - The Presidency; G.Peele - Congress; R.English - The United States Supreme Court: Continuity and Change; C.W.Bonneau & T.W.Striko-Neubauer - American Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations; R.B.Albritton - The Rising Power of Minorities and the Deracialization of American Politics; B.Liu & R.Darcy - The Media; R.Mason - Values, Lifestyles and Politics; C.J.Bailey - Economic Policy; A.Wroe - Social Policy; A.Waddan - Foreign Policy; J.Herbert - Governing the United States: From Consensus to Majoritarian Democracy?; B.G.Peters
GILLIAN PEELE is Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, UK. CHRISTOPHER J. BAILEY is Professor of American Politics, University of Keele, UK. BRUCE CAIN is Robson Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley, USA. B. GUY PETERS is Maurice Falk Professor of Government, University of Pittsburgh, USA.