American Government: The Essentials

American Government: The Essentials

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Acclaimed for the scholarship of its prominent authors and the clarity of its narrative, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: THE ESSENTIALS preserves the structure of the main text but replaces the policy chapters with one brief chapter on the policymaking process while maintaining focus on three fundamental topics: the institutions of American government; the historical development of governmental procedures, actors, and policies; and who governs in the United States and to what ends. Student involvement in the material is bolstered by proven pedagogical features such as chapter outlines, Who Governs? and To What Ends? learning objective questions framing each chapter and How Things Work boxes that summarize important facts. The significantly enhanced media package with new online tools makes the learning experience engaging and accessible. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.The federal civil service system was designed to recruit qualified people on the basis of merit, not political patronage, and to retain and promote employees ... biologists, engineers, and computer specialistsa€”who could not be ranked on the basis of some standard exam. ... charactera€ below the level of cabinet or subcabinet posts (including executive assistants, special aides, and confidential secretaries).

Title:American Government: The Essentials
Author: James Wilson, John DiIulio, Jr., Meena Bose
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2010-01-01

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