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Governing America, 3-Volume Set
  • Authored by: Paul J. Quirk and William Cunion
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816075670
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7567-6
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $250.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 320
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 1192


Much of the controversy and debate in modern American life revolves around such public policy issues as abortion, gun control, health care, and immigration. Governing America is a three-volume collection of essays designed to give readers the complete story behind the major policy issues of the 21st century. This comprehensive resource takes a unique perspective on public policy issues and presents them in historical context. Controversial issues along with the history of the U.S. government's involvement in these debates are examined in great detail by experts in the field. 

Coverage includes:

  • Abortion
  • Affirmative action
  • Banking
  • Capital punishment
  • Consumer product safety
  • Domestic violence
  • Drugs
  • Gay rights
  • Global climate change
  • Gun control
  • Health care
  • Homeland security
  • Immigration and citizenship
  • Religion
  • Renewable energy
  • Taxation
  • and more.


Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Index. Bibliography. In three volumes.

About the Author(s)

Paul J. Quirk is Phil Lind Chair in U.S. Politics and Representation at the University of British Columbia and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has taught at several universities, most recently at the University of Illinois, and has been a research associate at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of several books, including Deliberative Choices: Debating Public Policy in Congress.

William Cunion received his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Illinois and is currently an associate professor at the University of Mount Union.

Reviews and Awards

"...highly recommended for public, high school, and undergraduate academic libraries."

American Reference Books Annual

"Highly recommended."


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