The HarperCollins Dictionary of American Government and Politics

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HarperPerennial, 1992 - United States - 656 pages
A comprehensive and up-to-date reference on the concerns of US governance. Some 5,000 encyclopedic entries (from "abdication" to Zorach v. Clauson) define and describe Supreme Court cases, laws, political slang, federal agencies, personalities, and terms from such related fields as sociology, history, and economics. Quotations and anecdotes are incorporated into many entries, and excerpts from a variety of sources add depth to the definitions. Illustrated with photos, cartoons, charts, and diagrams. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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The HarperCollins dictionary of American government and politics

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