Government by the People: Structure, Action, and Impact

Paul Light, David Magleby, and Christine Nemacheck
Pearson , Government by the People: Structure, Action, and Impact, 28th Edition (September 2021).

Paul Light's co-authored American government textbook was released on September 1 by Pearson Education.  This is the 28th edition in the long-running textbook, which dates back to 1952 when James MacGregor Burns joined with Thomas Peltason to write the first edition.  The current edition is subtitled, "Structure, Action, and Impact" as part of a broad rewrite designed to emphasize the social change/policy process.  Paul is the primary author of the five chapters--American federalism, Congress, the presidency, bureaucracy & public policy process, and economic & international policy. 

Wagner Faculty