Edward S. Greenberg ; Benjamin I. Page
Students are provided with the resources they need to decipher the American political system, conduct an analysis of its components, take into consideration the connections between those components, and recognize possibilities to make a difference. The writers Edward Greenberg and Benjamin Page propose a simple but effective framework of evidence-based research to aid students in discovering how the government, politics, and greater society are intertwined. This is accomplished by taking a novel perspective to themes that are commonly discussed in the context of the American government. The writers ask questions such as “How democratic are we?” and “Can government do anything well?” to stimulate students' critical thinking on the efficiency of our government. These questions prompt students to make critical judgements regarding the effectiveness of our government. The 2016 Elections and Updates Edition provides new narrative coverage of the most important themes from today's headlines, such as the midterm elections in 2018, recent policy under the Trump administration, and the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States.