American Government Institutions and Policies

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/5/2007
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Acclaimed for the scholarship of its prominent authors and the clarity of its narrative, American Government sets the standard for public policy coverage while maintaining focus on three fundamental topics: the institutions of American government; the historical development of governmental procedures, actors and policies; and who governs in the United States and to what end. Student involvement in the material is bolstered by proven pedagogical features such as chapter outlines, suggested Web links for research, and How Things Work boxes that summarize important facts. The greatly enhanced media package with new online tools makes the learning experience engaging and accessible.

Table of Contents

The American System
The Study of American Government
The Constitution
American Political Culture
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
Opinions, Interests, and Organizations
Public Opinion
Political Participation
Political Parties
Elections and Campaigns
Interest Groups
The Media
Institutions of Government
The Presidency
The Bureaucracy
The Judiciary
The Politics of Public Policy
The Policy-Making Process
Economic Policy
Social Welfare
Foreign and Military Policy
Environmental Policy
TheNature of American Democracy
Who Governs?
To What Ends?
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