Governance: Power, Politics, and Participation Series


A complex interplay of policy, politics, special interests, legal precedent, and administration, governance is a multidimensional art. While seeking to maintain an ordered society, governing bodies at every level -- local, regional, or national -- must balance majority interests with socially and economically viable solutions. This thought-provoking series examines many forms of government around the world and through the ages. Included are discussions of the structures, laws, and interests with which they must contend.

Number of Titles: 5

Interest Level: Grades 9-12

Reading Level: Grade 10

ISBN:  9781615308712 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2013

“This series provides wide-ranging information on worldwide political and governmental systems from early societies through the early 21st century. ... Political theories are briefly described, making them understandable for most students. Sidebars, sub-topic headings, larger fonts, clear, and colorful photos and illustrations add to each title’s ease of use. Reproductions of key primary source documents enhance The U.S. Constitution and Constitutional Law.... A useful and accessible resource for those teachers and students needing background information and a general overview of political thinking and processes. Recommended.” — Mary Alice Anderson, Library Media Connection

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