American Government: Freedom and Power

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W.W. Norton, 1998 - 528 pages
Each chapter in this book is built around simple arguments about American political development. This edition includes an analysis of the 1996 elections and a chapter on the American government's incapacity to address social problems and suggest possibilities for reform.

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About the author (1998)

Theodore Jay Lowi was born in Gadsden, Alabama on July 9, 1931. He received a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a master's degree and a doctorate in political science from Yale University. He taught at Cornell University from 1959 to 1965, returned in 1972 and remained the John L. Senior professor of American institutions until he was granted emeritus status in 2015. He was a political scientist who wrote numerous books including The End of Liberalism: The Second Republic of the United States, The Politics of Disorder, American Government: Incomplete Conquest, The Personal President, and Hyperpolitics: An Interactive Dictionary of Political Science written with Mauro Calise. He also edited The Pursuit of Justice by Robert F. Kennedy. He died on February 17, 2017 at the age of 85.

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