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Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics, 3-Volume Set
  • Format
  • Authored by: Michael A. Genovese and Lori Cox Han
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816066167
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6616-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $250.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 10/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 320
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 1196


Designed to meet the needs of high school and college students as well as members of the general public seeking clear explanations of basic government and political topics, Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics is a comprehensive resource that is divided into nine sections containing more than 400 essay-length entries. Articles in this three-volume encyclopedia address not only basic subjects covered in the study of American government—from the Bill of Rights through voting processes—but a wide range of contemporary issues as well, such as abortion, capital punishment, and Social Security.

Coverage includes:

  • Articles of Confederation
  • Bill of Rights
  • Capital punishment
  • Citizenship
  • Democracy
  • Education policy
  • Electoral college
  • Free enterprise
  • Freedom of speech
  • Globalization
  • Home rule
  • House of Representatives
  • Impeachment
  • Judicial review
  • Lobbying
  • Municipal government
  • Nationalization
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • Opinion polls
  • Right to privacy
  • Senate
  • Social Security
  • State of the Union
  • Town meeting.


Black-and-white illustrations. Index. Appendixes. In three volumes.

About the Author(s)

Michael A. Genovese received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Southern California and currently teaches at Loyola Marymount University. An expert on presidential studies, he is the author of Facts On File's Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, Revised Edition.

Lori Cox Han received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Southern California and currently teaches at Chapman University. She is the author of several publications, including Women and American Politics: The Challenges of Political Leadership.

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"...informative, concise, well-written...an excellent overview for the study of the basic structure and function of the U.S. government."

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