9780205825844

American Government : Roots and Reform, 2011 Texas Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205825844

  • ISBN10:

    0205825842

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/28/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Updated in a new#xA0;2011 Texas#xA0;edition, American Government: Roots and Reformprovides the historical context students need to understand our government and the most crucial and controversial issues affecting the nation in the 21st century. This bestselling book has been extensively revised to provide in-depth coverage of President Barack Obama#x19;s first two years in office and the 111thCongress, the 2010 congressional elections, continued concerns related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and domestic concerns related to health care reform and the economy.

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS OF GOVERNMENT

1. The Political Landscape

2. The Constitution

3. Federalism

4. State and Local Government

5. Civil Liberties

6. Civil Rights

 

II. INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT

7. Congress

8. The Presidency

9. The Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy

10. The Judiciary

 

III. POLITICAL BEHAVIOR

11. Public Opinion and Political Socialization

12. Political Parties

13. Elections and Voting

14. The Campaign Process

15. The News Media

16. Interest Groups

 

IV. PUBLIC POLICY

17. Domestic Policy

18. Economic Policy

19. Foreign and Defense Policy

 

V. TEXAS GOVERNMENT

20. The Context for Texas Politics and Government

21. The Texas Constitution

22. Local Government and Politics in Texas

23. The Texas Legislature

24. The Governor and Bureaucracy in Texas

25. The Texas Judiciary

26. Political Parties, Interest Groups, Elections, and Campaigns in Texas

27. Contemporary Public Policy Issues in Texas

 

Appendices.

The Declaration of Independence

Federalist No. 10

Federalist No. 51

Federalist No. 78

Presidents, Congresses, and Chief Justices: 1789-2010

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