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Table of Contents
|The American System|
|The Study of American Government What Is Political Power?|
|What Is Democracy?|
|Is Representative Democracy Best?|
|How Is Political Power Distributed?|
|Is Democracy Driven by Self-Interest?|
|What Explains Political Change?|
|The Nature of Politics|
|The Constitution The Problem of Liberty The Constitutional Convention|
|The Challenge The Constitution and Democracy The Constitution and Liberty|
|The Motives of the Framers Constitutional Reform: Modern Views|
|Federalism Governmental Structure The Founding The Debate on the Meaning of Federalism Federal-State Relations Federal Aid and Federal Control A Devolution Revolution?|
|Congress and Federalism|
|American Political Culture Political Culture Comparing America with Other Nations|
|The Sources of Political Culture Mistrust of Government Political Efficacy Political Tolerance|
|Civil Liberties Culture and Civil Liberties Interpreting and Applying the First Amendment What Is Speech?|
|Who Is a Person? Church and State Crime and Due Process|
|Civil Rights The Black Predicament The Campaign in the Courts Brown v. Board of Education|
|The Campaign in Congress Women and Equal Rights Affirmative Action Gays and the Constitution|
|Opinions, Interests, and Organizations|
|Public Opinion What Is Public Opinion?|
|Political Socialization: The Family Cleavages in Public Opinion Political Ideology Political Elites, Public Opinion, and Public Policy|
|Political Participation A Closer Look at Nonvoting The Rise of the American Electorate Who Participates in Politics?|
|Political Parties Parties--Here and Abroad The Rise and Decline of the Political Party|
|The National Party Structure Today State and Local Parties The Two-Party System Minor Parties Nominating a President Parties Versus Voters|
|Elections and Campaigns Presidential Versus Congressional Campaigns Primary Versus General Campaigns Money What Decides the Election?|
|The Effects of Elections on Policy|
|Interest Groups Explaining Proliferation The Birth of Interest Groups Kinds of Organizations Interest Groups and Social Movements Funds for Interest Groups|
|The Problem of Bias The Activities of Interest Groups Regulating Interest Groups|
|The Media Journalism in American Political History The Structure of the Media Rules Governing the Media Are the National Media Biased?|
|Government and the News Coverage of Congress|
|Institutions of Government|
|Congress Congress Versus Parliament The Evolution of Congress Who Is in Congress?|
|Do Members Represent Their Voters? Ideology and Civility in Congress|
|The Organization of Congress: Parties and Caucuses The Organization of Congress: Committees The Organization of Congress: Staffs and Specialized Offices How a Bill Becomes Law Reducing Power and Perks|
|The Post-9/11 Congress|
|The Presidency Presidents and Prime Ministers Divided Government|
|The Evolution of the Presidency The Powers of the President|
|The Office of the President Who Gets Appointed Presidential Character|
|The Power to Persuade The Power to Say No The President's Program Presidential Transition How Powerful Is the President?|
|The Bureaucracy Distinctiveness of the American Bureaucracy The Growth of the Bureaucracy The Federal Bureaucracy Today Congressional Oversight Bureaucratic "Pathologies" Reforming the Bureaucracy|
|The Judiciary The Development of the Federal Courts|
|The Structure of the Federal Courts The Jurisdiction of the Federal Courts Getting to Court|
|The Supreme Court in Action The Power of the Federal Courts Checks on Judicial|
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