List of Contributors.
Introduction: Dubya's Divided Democracy: Robert Singh.
1 Reaching Across the Atlantic: Ideological Aspiration and Institutional Constraints in the United States and Britain: Marc Stears.
2 A New Electoral Disorder? The American Elections of 2000: Robert Singh.
3 Race, Representation and Elections: The Politics of Parties and Courts: Paul Frymer.
4 ‘If You're Disgusted with Us, I Don't Blame You': Television and American Politics Today: Robert Mason.
5 The Rehnquist Court's Partial Revolution: Paul Martin.
6 The Presidency and Congress: A Trifocal Approach: Nigel Bowles.
7 The Politics of Power-Sharing: The Case of Welfare Overhaul: Fiona Ross.
8 Does Gender Matter? Women in American Politics: Abigail Halcli.
9 Multiculturalism and the End of Jazz: Desmond King and Julian Murphet.
10 Subverting American Values? The Simpsons, South Park and the Cartoon Culture War: Robert Singh.
"This is an excellent collection. Not the least of the book' s merits is that it focuses on a number of issues at the interface of politics and society, and thus goes beyond the usual approach of focusing just on political institutions or on political behaviour. It will be of interest to the general reader, but will also be a useful source for those teaching and studying on university courses on American politics." Alan Ware, University of Oxford
"Experts as well as an informed public will find American Politics and Society Today to be a good learning experience." American Studies International
- Provides a lively and authoritative analysis of contemporary politics in the United States
- Offers new interpretations on American government institutions, public policies and popular culture from jazz and rap to The Simpsons and South Park
- Written by a collection of leading scholars writing on the very latest issues
- Encourages readers to make their own informed and dispassionate assessment of the current state of the ‘American experiment'
Includes a comprehensive introduction by Rob Singh