By Alan Gitelson, Robert Dudley, Melvin Dubnick
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What are the roles of reason, myths, and ideologies in that effort? With some of those basic deﬁnitions and concepts in mind, we can now return to the major question addressed in this book: How do we understand the world around us? It’s a question that has intrigued philosophers for centuries and is still being studied daily by a range of scholars from cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists to sociologists and literature professors. The answers provided by all the students of human understanding are as varied as their approaches to the subject.
From the Maxwell School, Syracuse University. In addition to numerous scholarly articles, his books include American Political Parties: Stability and Change (with M. Margaret Conway and Frank Feigert), Public Policy and Economic Institutions (with Melvin Dubnick), and American Elections: The Rules Matter (with Robert L. Dudley). Dr. Gitelson is a former member of the American Political Science Association Standing Committee on Education and Professional Development. He is a frequent guest commentator on radio and television, speaking on topics including campaigns and elections, campaign ﬁnancing, political parties, the media, and interest groups.
What Is Government? What is government, and how does it carry out its varied responsibilities? In brief, government consists of those institutions and ofﬁcials whose purpose it is to write and enact laws and to execute and enforce public policy. The goals of government in the United States are (1) to maintain order through the rule of law, (2) to provide goods and services that beneﬁt the lives of all citizens, and (3) to promote equality among members of society. The activities directed at achieving these goals are conducted by legislators, presidents, or other chief executive ofﬁcers (such as governors and mayors), judges, bureaucrats, and other elected and appointed ofﬁcials who work in the institutions that make up the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of federal, state, and local governmental systems.