This new text, written by a team of leading authorities, assesses the state of American politics in the Obama administration. It looks both at the institutional framework of government and at the policy dilemmas facing the United States today and it analyzes the major controversial issues that shape American political debates in the 21st century.
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 Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkerley, USA. B. GUY PETERS is Maurice Falk Professor of Government, University of Pittsburgh, USA.
Introduction: The Legacy of the Bush Years A New American Agenda?. The Electoral System and the Lessons of 2008 Political Parties and the New Partisanship Interest Groups The Media The Presidency Congress The Supreme Court American Federalism in the 21st Century Environmental Policy Economic Policy American Social Policy: the Possibilities for Reform American Foreign Policy in the 2010s The American Constitution at the End of the Bush Presidency Nation of Nations: US Immigration Policy and Politics