Summary: The new edition of this highly affordable Penguin Academic Series book provides a lively, engaging introduction to American government that is more streamlined than ever before.
Written in a strong narrative voice and brimming with student-relevant examples, America's New Democracy provides a focused and stimulating treatment of politics in the United States. Illustrating popular influence across the political system in defense of a central theme--that elec ...show moretions matter more in America's political system today than they have in the past or do in other democracies--the book challenges the pessimistic view that government seldom listens to ordinary people. America's New Democracy encourages readers to see that in a system where votes are the main currency, both power and responsibility rest on the shoulders of all citizens. ...show less