9780205528233

American Government: Continuity and Change, 2008 Texas Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205528233

  • ISBN10:

    0205528236

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

This new edition of this best-selling book in American government continues to provide the most current and engaging introduction available for the course and contains an entire unit devoted to Texas government and politics. 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 Changeoffers a strong historical perspective that highlights the evolution of American and Texas government and engages students with examples relevant to their lives.

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
Texas Government
The Context for Texas Politics and Government
The Texas Constitution
Local Government and Politics in Texas
The Texas Legislature
The Governor and Bureaucracy in Texas
The Texas Judiciary
Political Parties, Interest Groups
Elections, and Campaigns in Texas
Appendices
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States of America Federalist No. 10
Federalist No. 51 Presidents
Congresses, and Chief Justices: 1789-2006
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