Always authoritative. More contemporary than ever.
The text that professors trust to get students thinking analytically about American government has been extensively revised by co-author Stephen Ansolabehere and updated with new "Analyzing the Evidence" sections written by top researchers.
In the Eleventh Edition, Ansolabehere deeply revised the public opinion and media chapters. In this Twelfth Edition, he brings a contemporary perspective to the parties and interest groups chapters while also extensively updating the chapter on elections, which now includes an analysis of the 2010 midterm elections.
Bold graphics show how data and research yield important insights into politics. This popular feature, which appears in every chapter, has been redesigned for greater visual impact and clearer presentation of the data. Eight new spreads by top researchers—in addition to nine updated spreads—get students thinking analytically about contemporary topics. New PowerPoints break the infographics into segments, optimized for lecture. New infographics include:
• Measuring Ideologyon the Roberts Court, by Kevin Quinn (Berkeley) and Andrew Martin (Washington University)
• Federalism and Health Care Reform, by Jenna Bednar (University of Michigan)
• The Politics of Presidential Appointments, by David Lewis (Vanderbilt University)
• Analyzing the Post-2010 Redistricting, by Steve Ansolabehere
Politics is messy, complex, and contentious. How do we make sense of what seems too large and impossible to explain? Throughout the text, the authors repeatedly draw on five fundamental principles of politics:
• All political behavior has a purpose.
• Institutions structure politics.
• All politics is collective action.
• Political outcomes are the products of individual preferences and institutional procedures.
• History matters.
Revised lecture slides integrated with figures and tables provide instructors with lecture notes and teaching suggestions.
Kevin Esterling (author, UC Riverside)
These popular slides provide instructors with data figures that expand on the concepts in the book. None of these figures appear in the text. All previous supplementary data PowerPoints have been revised and updated, and the set now includes a total of 50 slides.
Includes a concept map for each chapter and approximately 100 multiple-choice, 50 true/false, and 15 essay questions per chapter, all labeled for question type, difficulty, and concept.
These enhanced PowerPoint slides take the book’s updated “Analyzing the Evidence” infographics and optimize them for classroom presentation in PowerPoint.
Separate files for all figures and tables in the text, as well as a supplementary image bank of photos not in the text, are available for instructors.
Available at no cost to professors or students, Norton coursepacks for online or hybrid courses are available in a variety of formats, including all versions of Blackboard and WebCT. With just a simple download from our instructor’s website, an adopter can bring high-quality Norton digital media into a new or existing online course (no extra student passwords required), and it’s theirs to keep forever. Content includes chapter-based assignments, test banks and quizzes, interactive learning tools, and all content from the StudySpace Web site.
Drawing on political ads, documentaries, pop-culture sources, and historical footage, the updated Norton American Politics Instructor Video-Clip DVD includes over 150 brief video clips for use in American government courses. These clips offer an easy and engaging way to enliven lectures, illustrate key concepts, and prompt in-class discussion.
This easy-to-use CD-ROM provides instructors with a wealth of material for in-class presentation, including all three types of PowerPoints, art from the text, and a supplementary image bank.
The Instructor’s Manual includes discussion topics and questions, class activities, demonstrations and simulations, sample lectures and lecture outlines, suggested further reading and video lists, and a service-learning exercise. New features for this edition include activities corresponding to the “Analyzing the Evidence” sections in each chapter, teaching suggestions for the supplementary PowerPoint slides, and a list of the media resources available for this edition.