AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: Your Voice, Your Future, Seventh Edition    (NEW EDITION Includes full coverage of the 2020 Election Cycle)
Matthew R. Kerbel

Matthew R. Kerbel, PhD​

Villanova University​

Pages: 602 Pages

Copyright Year: © 2022

Status: Available

Formats & Ordering ISBNs:


Paperback (Full Color): 978-1-950377-27-5

Paperback (B/W): 978-1-950377-26-8

Loose-Leaf (B/W): 978-1-950377-28-2

Online eTexbook: 978-1-950377-29-9

For Student (Value Series):

Printed Text

(Paperback &

Loose-Leaf )


(Online-All Devices)


Study Guide

Quizlet Study Set

Printable Lecture Guide

For Instructors:

Instructor's Manual

Test Item


PowerPoint Lecture Slides

Online Video Labs w/Student Worksheets

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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: Your Voice, Your Future is a contemporary, affordable mainstream textbook that provides a comprehensive introduction to American government. The Sixth Edition offers a highly acclaimed non-ideological framework, conversational narrative, and three integrated guiding themes: accessibility, relevance, and choice. The core print text and supplements are carefully crafted to work together to benefit both instructor and student.
Extensively revised and updated, it includes coverage of the Trump era and the 2020 election, and current debate regarding gun control, immigration reform, fiscal policy, health care reform, and more!
Students are invited to explore how theory is connected to practice, whether their ideas about government are rooted in opinion or fact, and why political actors act the way they do. In addition, the Seventh Edition offers instructors and students a variety of features that include:​​

​►Making our government and politics accessible and relevant. The text speaks to and with students about the citizenship choices available to them while presenting American government in terms they can relate to and appreciate.​
Unique narrative. A natural and relaxed writing style promotes a sense of a conversation  between author and reader.​​

​►Emphasis on critical thinking. Readers are invited to explore how theory is connected to practice, whether their ideas about government are rooted in opinion or fact, and why political actors - from citizens to politicians to lobbyists to reporters - act the way they do.​

A comparative perspective on American Government. Globalization boxes invite students to think comparatively about American government in an increasingly interconnected world.​

Meeting students here they learn and instructors where they teach. The narrative is presented in a modular style offering students material in digestible chunks and instructors flexibility in syllabus sequence.​

Updated to include coverage of current topics, data, and scholarly research. Newly revised  to include coverage of the Obama era, comprehensive  coverage of the 2020 election, debate over relevant issues, and other recent events.​
Contemporary design with rich illustration program. Numerous graphs, fig­ures, and tables reinforce the text discussions by pro­viding a visual guide to key concepts.
Student friendly pedagogy and features. Includes Chapter Learning Objectives, Marginal Notes, Comprehensive Chapter Reviews, and much more!​​​
Complete Instructor's Support Package. Instructor's Resource Manual, Test Item File, PowerPoint Lecture Slides and Online Video Labs with Student Worksheets.
100% of Our Development, Production, and Manufacturing  are done here in the U.S.A.​