9780205511419

American Government: Continuity and Change, 2008 Edition (Hardcover)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205511419

  • ISBN10:

    0205511414

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

Guided by the belief that students must first understand how American government developed to fully understand the issues facing the United States in the 21st century, O'Connor/Sabato offers the strongest coverage of both history and current events of any college textbook devoted to American politics. This best-selling book provides the historical context students need to understand our government and the most crucial and controversial issues affecting the nation. American Government: Continuity and Change, has been extensively revised to provide the most in-depth and current coverage of the 2006 midterm elections, the second George W. Bush administration, the Iraq War, and increasing controversies related to the conduct of the war on terrorism, including renewed calls for additional congressional oversight of the Executive Branch. The new edition also emphasizes the extent to which shared American values shape and affect policy and influence key political conflicts.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Government
The Political Landscape
The Constitution
Federalism
State and Local Government
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
Institutions of Government
Congress
The Presidency
The Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy
The Judiciary
Political Behavior
Political Socialization and Public Opinion
Political Parties
Voting and Elections
The Campaign Process
The Media
Interest Groups
PUBLIC POLICY
Social Welfare Policy
Economic Policy
Foreign and Defense Policy
Appendices
The Declaration of Independence Federalist No. 10 Federalist No. 51 Presidents, Congresses, and Chief Justices: 1789-2006
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