Politics Expert Dr. Gary Rose Offers Insight into Connecticut's Political System in New Book

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A new book by Gary L. Rose, professor and chair of the Department of Government and Politics at Sacred Heart University, introduces students and general readers to the historical development and current operation of Connecticut’s political system.

Connecticut Government and Politics: An Introduction (Sacred Heart University Press)is a thoroughly revised and updated version of the author’s 2001 release, Connecticut Government at the Millennium.  Individual chapters explore constitutional history in “The Constitution State,” the transformation of Connecticut politics, the various mechanisms through which citizens can participate in political affairs, the structure and powers of the three branches of government, and the pivotal role of the mass media, newspapers in particular, in protecting the integrity of the political process.

The book is aimed at enhancing civic awareness among readers and also encouraging responsible citizenship through direct participation in the state politics.

John Kenneth White of the Catholic University of America praised the first edition stating, “I am impressed with Professor Rose’s command of the issues and how they affect the structures of state government as we enter the twenty-first century. The book is elegant in its prose, and students will gain immediate understanding of the complexities of a government which most live under, but which few understand.”

Dr. Rose has authored several books about politics and government on the state and national levels  including: Controversial Issues in Presidential Selection, Connecticut Politics at the Crossroads, The American Presidency Under Siege, Connecticut Government at the Millennium, and Public Policy in Connecticut: Challenges and Perspectives.

About the Book:

TITLE: Connecticut Government and Politics: An Introduction
AUTHOR: Gary L. Rose, Ph.D.
PUB DATE: 2007
PRICE: $19.95
PAGES: 168
ISBN: 1-888112-11-5
Copyright 2007 Sacred Heart University Press