Keeping the Republic
Power and Citizenship in American Politics - Brief Edition
- Christine Barbour - Indiana University, USA
- Gerald C. Wright - Indiana University, USA
American Government and Politics
Carefully condensed from the Full Edition by authors Christine Barbour and Gerald C. Wright, Keeping the Republic, Brief Tenth Edition gives your students the same continuity and crucial content in a more concise, value-oriented package.
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“Barbour and Wright’s Keeping the Republic, Brief Edition, thoroughly explains key concepts and developments in American Politics in a clear and concise way. The themes and features of the text are well designed to boost student engagement. Two features, in particular, stick out to me; the What’s at Stake vignettes help bring the material alive through the use of real-world examples that demonstrate the significance of what is covered in the chapter. Additionally, the Big Picture graphics heighten students’ interest by boiling things down to easy-to-understand infographics. I have assigned this book to my Honors American Government classes, and these features are a great springboard for stimulating class discussion.”
“I have used the brief edition of Keeping the Republic for several years because it provides a good balance of coverage while working to always highlight its key theme. Students appreciate the significance of the book’s title, and the approach used helps them grasp the nuances of our democratic system, and how they must actively work to ensure we keep it healthy and vibrant for future generations.”
“Keeping the Republic, Brief Edition, sets the benchmark for an accessible, student-centered text on American government with its focus on the role of citizens, technological influence, and an easy-to-understand yet effective framework for understanding power.
The text successfully engages and motivates students by showing them numerous ways of how stepping into the public sphere can make a meaningful, positive difference for the people around them. The infographics are best-in-class—they effectively capture complex political processes and are an excellent teaching tool. Students appreciate the critical thinking questions along the text that also offer plenty of material for lively class discussions.”
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1. Power and Citizenship in American Politics
Chapter 2. The Politics of the American Founding