American Politics

Pages: 224
Series: Beginner's Guides
Imprint: Oneworld

American Politics

A Beginner's Guide

Jon Roper

A vibrant introduction to the world's oldest democratic republic.
9781851688173 (1 Jun 2011)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.95

The Book

To understand the world events today, you need to understand American politics. Exploring the principles enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, Jon Roper provides a sharp analysis of how history has shaped the way America governs itself. Examining the recent emergence of the right-wing Tea Party movement, President Obama's administration, American foreign policy, and the role of powerful lobbies, this is the perfect primer for anyone interested in the world's most powerful (and controversial) country.

Additional Information

Series Beginner's Guides
Pages 224
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Jon Roper is Professor of American Studies at the University of Swansea and has taught at the University of Tennessee, the University of Wisconsin, and Ohio State University. He is the author of The Complete Illustrated Guide to the Presidents of America: An Authoritative History of the American Presidency.