American Difference (2nd ed.)

A Guide to American Politics in Comparative Perspective

by Lori M. Poloni-Staudinger, Michael R. Wolf

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  • 9781544325330
  • 9781544358338
  • 9781544325347
Examining democracies from a comparative perspective helps us better understand why politics—or, as Harold Lasswell famously said, “who gets what, when, and how”—differ among democracies. American Difference: A Guide to American Politics in Comparative Perspective takes you through different aspects of democracy—political culture, institutions, interest groups, political parties, and elections—and, unlike other works, explores how the United States is both different from and similar to other democracies.  

The fully updated Second Edition has been expanded to include several new chapters and discussion on civil liberties and civil rights, constitutional arrangements, elections and electoral institutions, and electoral behavior. This edition also includes data around the 2016 general election and 2018 midterm election
  • SAGE Publications; January 2019
  • ISBN: 9781544358338
  • Edition: 2
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  • Title: American Difference
  • Author: Lori M. Poloni-Staudinger; Michael R. Wolf
  • Imprint: CQ Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781544325330
  • 9781544358338
  • 9781544325347

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“Most of my students assume that all democracies maintain a two-party system, a separation of powers, a federal system, and a strong tradition of freedom of speech. What they need is in [this] excellent book. It gives students a comparative perspective on what is exceptional in the American democratic design, what leads democracies to differ from and resemble one another, and how these differences and similarities affect students' lives. I strongly recommend the authors’ approach and their book.”

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781544325330
  • 9781544358338
  • 9781544325347