University Press of America
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978-0-7618-3844-9 • Paperback • August 2007 • $45.99 • (£35.00)
Elkin Terry Jack taught American government and political science for thirty-four years at Gulf Coast Community College. Long a principal in the College's Citizen Leadership Institute, Professor Jack contributes a weekly political commentary on NPR station WKGC.
Edward N. Wright taught political science and public administration at the U.S. Air Force Academy, the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, and Florida State University. Professor Wright retired as the Dean and CEO of Florida State University's regional campus in Panama City, Florida in 2005.
Part 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Public Talk: A Political Paradigm Reconsidered
Chapter 3 To Form a More Perfect Union: The Constitutional Basis of American Politics
Chapter 4 Federalism and the Need for Communitas
Chapter 5 Political Parties and the Ideal of an Inclusive Public
Chapter 6 The Congress – The Center of the American Constitutional System
Chapter 7 The American Presidency
Chapter 8 The Judiciary
Chapter 9 In Search of a Public Transformation: Community Collaboration and the Origin of Politics
Part 10 About the Authors
Part 11 Index