9780321086747

American Government : Continuity and Change 2002

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321086747

  • ISBN10:

    0321086740

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/1/2002
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Pub Co
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Summary

This new edition of the number one book in American government continues to provide the most current and engaging introduction available for the course. Written with the belief that knowledge of the development of American government is integral to fully understand our current political system, "American Government: Continuity and Change" offers a strong historical perspective that highlights the evolution of government and engages students with examples relevant to their lives.

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents ix
Preface xix
PART I FOUNDATIONS OF GOVERNMENT
The Political Landscape
2(32)
The Constitution
34(36)
Federalism
70(32)
State and Local Government
102(34)
Civil Liberties
136(40)
Civil Rights
176(38)
PART II INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT
Congress
214(48)
The Presidency
262(40)
The Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy
302(32)
The Judiciary
334(48)
PART III POLITICAL BEHAVIOR
Public Opinion and Political Socialization
382(34)
Political Parties
416(50)
Voting and Elections
466(46)
The Campaign Process
512(42)
The News Media
554(32)
Interest Groups
586(32)
PART IV PUBLIC POLICY
Social Welfare Policy
618(42)
Economic Policy
660(42)
Foreign and Military Policy
702(68)
APPENDICES
I The Declaration of Independence
745(4)
II The Constitution of the United States of America
749(10)
III Federalist No. 10
759(4)
IV Federalist No. 51
763(4)
V Presidents, Congresses, and Chief Justices: 1789-2001
767(3)
Major Supreme Court Cases 770(1)
Glossary 771(10)
Index 781

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