9780534592561

American Government and Politics Today With Infotrac (Book with CD-ROM)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534592561

  • ISBN10:

    0534592562

  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/20/2002
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY helps students experience the excitement that comes from active, informed citizenship. Schmidt, Shelley, and Bardes' landmark text is renowned nationwide for its balanced, unbiased, comprehensive, and up-to-date coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and processes. The overriding theme of the book is the importance of informed active citizenship, and the pedagogy underscores this theme by soliciting critical thinking about political issues and encouraging students to become involved the political process. With keen awareness of its audience, American Government and Politics Today incorporates current examples, the Internet, and other media to stimulate learning and excitement about American government. This truly interactive text gives students more than reading material; it gives them tools to become good citizens.

Table of Contents

Part One The American System 1(104)
Forces of Political Change in Today's World
3(28)
The Constitution
31(48)
Federalism
79(26)
Part Two Civil Rights and Liberties 105(96)
Civil Liberties
107(38)
Civil Rights: Equal Protection
145(32)
Civil Rights: Beyond Equal Protection
177(24)
Part Three People and Politics 201(154)
Public Opinion and Political Socialization
203(26)
Interest Groups
229(30)
Political Parties
259(32)
Campaigns, Nominations, and Elections
291(40)
The Media and Cyberpolitics
331(24)
Part Four Political Institutions 355(126)
The Congress
357(34)
The Presidency
391(30)
The Bureaucracy
421(30)
The Judiciary
451(30)
Part Five Public Policy 481(66)
Domestic and Economic Policy
483(30)
Foreign and Defense Policy
513(34)
Part Six State and Local Politics 547(32)
State and Local Government
549(30)
Appendix A The Declaration of Independence 579(2)
Appendix B How to Read Case Citations and Find Court Decisions 581(1)
Appendix C Presidents of the United States 582(3)
Appendix D Federalist Papers No. 10, No. 51, and No. 78 585(10)
Appendix E Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court since 1900 595(4)
Appendix F Party Control of Congress since 1900 599(2)
Appendix G Spanish Equivalents for Important Terms in American Government 601(6)
Glossary 607(10)
Index 617

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