The American founding fathers were libertarian

Policy USA handbook

At the end of Donald J. Trump's first term in office as President of the United States of America, the US Politics Handbook was fundamentally revised, updated and expanded. In the individual essays, recognized experts in US social science research present the basic structures, actors and mechanisms of US politics and place them critically in their (contemporary) historical context. The total of 44 contributions thus offer a problem-oriented introduction to the political system of the USA.

 

The content
  • The Liberal Tradition in America: Society and Ideology
  • Checks and balances: institutions, actors and structures
  • Et pluribus unum? Public and participation
  • Policies Matter: Governance in the 21st Century
  • Empire of Liberty: The United States in the World

The target groups

The manual is aimed at students and teachers of political and social sciences, representatives from politics and the media, as well as a broader public with an interest in US politics.

 

The publishers

Christian Lammert is Professor of the Political Systems of North America at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Free University of Berlin.

Markus B. Siewert is a research associate at the Professorship for Policy Analysis at the University of Politics in Munich.

Boris Vormann is Professor of Political Science and Head of the Political Section at Bard College Berlin.

Keywords

North America Political Institutions Political Systems USA United States Donald Trump Barack Obama Transatlantic Partnership
  • Christian Lammert
  • Markus B. Siewert
  • Boris Vormann
  1. 1. Free University of BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2. University of PoliticsTU MunichM√ľnchenGermany
  3. 3.Bard College BerlinBerlinGermany

About the editors

Christian Lammertis Professor of the Political Systems of North America at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Free University of Berlin.

Markus B. Siewert is a research associate at the Professorship for Policy Analysis at the University of Politics in Munich.

Boris Vormann is Professor of Political Science and Head of the Political Section at Bard College Berlin.

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