AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY is known nationwide for its balanced, unbiased, and modern coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and their processes. The book provides the knowledge that allows students to make informed choices, encourages them to play an active role in the decision-making process, and promotes their enthusiastic participation in the world around them by providing the tools they need to get involved. The 2015-2016 edition's updates include in-depth coverage of the midterm 2014 elections. The book is also available without policy chapters.