Approaching Democracy
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Approaching Democracy

American Government in Times of Challenge

Larry Berman, Bruce Murphy, Nadia Brown, Sarah Gershon

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Approaching Democracy

American Government in Times of Challenge

Larry Berman, Bruce Murphy, Nadia Brown, Sarah Gershon

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1. Puts US national politics in international perspective, giving students a broader understanding of how American government compares to other countries.

2. Shows current challenges to democracy including populism, totalitarian impulses, and hyper-partisanship, demonstrating that the American democratic ideal cannot be taken for granted.

3. Offers numerous special features including Approaching Democracy Timelines and Contemporary Issues in Approaching Democracy, creating a thematically unified text with multiple student-friendly components.


  • Updated to reflect the results of the 2022 midterm elections and explore the implications of Congressional redistricting, voting suppression, and voting rights legislation.

  • Covers the first two years of the Biden administration and provides a thorough retrospective on the Trump presidency—including updates on the January 6 Commission findings and the Justice department's investigation into Trump's alleged misappropriation of classified government documents.

  • Presents the developments on the Supreme Court including the appointment of its two newest justices and major recent decisions including controversial rulings on reproductive health, the separation of church and state, and the environment

  • Explores the revival of NATO and other international alliances in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

  • New and updated material has also been provided regarding gun control, healthcare, labor rights, immigration, economic policy, COVID-19's lingering impacts, and the ongoing struggle for social and racial justice in America.

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