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Published annually at the start of each year this text provides unmatched currency and is the first student-centered American government text. It provides instructors who normally choose either a big, brief, or essentials text with scholarly, succinct, and conventionally organized core content; and a magazine format that engages students and motivates active participation in our democracy. All this, and at a price that students prefer.What's more,AM GOVis the product of serious scholarship: painstaking student and instructor reviews, surveys, and focus groups, as well as and ethnographic research into student study behaviors, preferences, and needs.AM GOVbrings serious fun to American Government through its quality, currency, features, and format.The Texas edition includes 10 additional chapters on the government and politics of the Lone Star State including the Texas Constitution, political parties, the legislature, the governor and executive branch, the judicial system, local government, and financing state government.The new 2010 edition offers an exciting new feature calledFirst 100 Dayswhich showcases the actions of the Obama administration during the first 100 days, and applies fundamental concepts of American Government to this historic presidency.
Table of Contents
1: Citizenship in Our Changing Democracy
2: The Constitution: The Foundation of Citizens' Rights
3: Federalism: Citizenship and the Dispersal of Power
4: Civil Liberties: Expanding Citizens' Rights
5: Civil Rights: Toward a More Equal Citizenry
6: Public Opinion: Listening to Citizens
7: Political Participation: Equal Opportunities and Unequal Voices
8: Interest Groups in America
9: Parties and Political Campaigns: Citizens and the Electoral Process
10: Media: Tuning In or Tuning Out
11: Congress: Doing the People's Business
12: The Presidency: Power and Paradox
13: Bureaucracy: Citizens as Owners and Consumers
14: The Courts: Judicial Power in a Democratic Setting