This refreshed and dynamic Eighth Edition of Keeping the Republic, The Essentials revitalizes the twin themes of power and citizenship by adding to the imperative for students to navigate competing political narratives about who should get what, and how they should get it. The exploding possibilities of the digital age make this task all the more urgent and complex. Authors Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright continue to meet students where they are in order to give them a sophisticated understanding of American politics and teach them the skills to think critically about it. The entire book has been refocused to look not just at power and citizenship but at the role that control of information and its savvy consumption play in keeping the republic.
Christine Barbour and Gerald C. Wright, "Keeping the Republic: Power and Citizenship in American Politics". (8th edition, publication January 2017).