9780393912081

American Government : Power and Purpose (Brief Edition)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393912081

  • ISBN10:

    0393912086

  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Textbook Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/17/2012
  • Publisher: W W NORTON
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Based on the Full Edition of American Government: Power and Purpose but with a simpler framework, the Brief Edition combines authoritative, concise coverage of the central topics in American politics with smart pedagogical features designed to get students thinking analytically. The Twelfth Edition has been extensively revised by new co-author Stephen Ansolabehere and updated with new pedagogy.

Table of Contents

Foundations
Introduction: Making Sense of Government and Politics
The Founding and the Constitution
Federalism and the Separation of Powers
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Institutions
Congress: The First Branch
The Presidency
The Executive Branch
The Federal Courts
Democratic Politics
Public Opinion and the Media
Elections
Political Parties
Groups and Interests
Introduction to Public Policy
Foreign Policy and Democracy
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