Higher Education

America the Unusual, 1st Edition

  • John Kingdon University of Michigan
  • ISBN-10: 0312189710  |  ISBN-13: 9780312189716
  • 128 Pages
  • © 1999 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.25



Kingdon explores how the American polity is different from that of other countries - particularly other Western democracies - examining just how this uniqueness came about. It invites both introductory and advanced students to appreciate the roots and limits of American exceptionalism, and to recognize the profound importance of current debates over the government's role in our everyday lives.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Describing the Comparisons.
3. American Ideology.
4. Why Do Americans Think That Way?
5. Implications.