Patterns in Politics examines a wide range of contemporary political topics, including political freedom, ideology, voting behavior, campaign contributions, and public opinion polling. Data source links are included to give both students and instructors access to the most recent sets of data as they become available. This text is geared toward introductory courses in American Government; it is suited for use in both the classroom and online courses.
Peter W. Wielhouwer (Ph.D., University of Georgia), Associate Professor of Political Science at Western Michigan University, specializes in mobilization politics, campaign strategy, religion and politics, and racial politics. He has taught at Spelman College and Regent University's School of Government, where he directed the graduate program in campaign management and the nonpartisan Center for Grassroots Politics. His research has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics (Oxford, 2010). He is an occasional political consultant, and regularly speaks on faith & politics and American politics for academic, professional, and faith-based organizations.