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The Struggle for Democracy

Edward S. Greenberg  |  Benjamin L. Page  |  David Doherty  |  Scott L. Minkoff  |  Joshua M. Ryan  

The Struggle for Democracy is an introductory American Politics textbook that offers students the tools they need to critically analyze the American political system and make judgments about how well our government works. Taking a fresh approach to common American government topics, authors Edward Greenberg, Benjamin Page, David Doherty, Scott Minkoff, and Joshua Ryan provide an analytical framework for understanding how politics and government work and encourage students to continually consider the question “How democratic are we?”.   In order to boost student engagement with key concepts, the 2022 Midterm Election Edition incorporates coverage of contemporary issues that dominate today’s headlines, as well as the most up-to-date data.

The online edition of the book uses Pearson's state-of-the-art textbook platform Revel.  Features of Revel include:

  • Up-to-date interactive graphs, maps, and figures

  • Current events bulletins in each chapter to helps students stay up to date with what is going on

  • Multiple choice quiz questions after each chapter section (that connect with your course management software)

  • The ability to track student reading times

  • Lecture launchers for each chapter that help instructors to introduce class sections that connect current events directly with the text.

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