A collection of readings that balances political science classics with contemporary analyses of politics and public policy. They consider the strategies of major players in modern politics - citizens, public officals, candidates for office, voters, parties, organized interests and the media.
Moving between historical context, current politics, and analytic concepts, this accessible and engaging text provides students with an impressive resource on U.S. politics, and is packed with pedagogical features.
On November 8, 2016, American voters elected Donald J. Trump to become the 45th President of the United States. Peter Kivisto analyses how this happened, focusing on who Trump is, who his supporters are, and the role of the media, right-wing Christians, and the Republican Party in making Trump's victory possible.