Public Policy Perspective

The text frames the study of U.S. government within a
public policy approach, focuses on the theme that
“politics matters,” and gets students involved in politics
with active learning features.

The new 18th edition has been thoroughly revised to
cover key political and policy developments in the
areas of healthcare, taxation, immigration,
environmental policy, and the coronavirus pandemic,
to name but a few. The 2020 presidential and
congressional elections have been fully integrated,
along with the latest round of Supreme Court
decisions and recent events with significant political
implications. New expanded coverage of the role of
social media in politics along with updated material on
the increasing role of ideology and policy views in
voting behavior enables students to explore the impact
it on our lives.