9780205572489

America's New Democracy (Penguin Academics Series)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205572489

  • ISBN10:

    0205572480

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

The new edition of this highly affordable Penguin Academic Series book provides an engaging, analytical, and completely up-to-date introduction to American government and politics. Written in a strong narrative voice and brimming with student-relevant examples, Americars"s New Democracyprovides a focused and stimulating treatment of politics in the United States. Illustrating popular influence across the political system in defense of a central theme--thatelections matter more in Americars"s political system todaythan they have in the past or do in other democracies--the book challenges the pessimistic view that government seldom listens to ordinary people.Americars"s New Democracyencourages readers to see that in a system where votes are the main currency, both power and responsibility rest on the shoulders ofallcitizens.

Table of Contents

Preface
Foundations of America S New Democracy
Democracy in the United States
The U.S.Constitution
Federalism
Channels Of Influence In America S New Democracy
American Political Culture
Public Opinion and the Media
Individual Participation
National Elections
Political Parties and Interest Groups
The Institutions Of America S New Democracy
The Congress
The Presidency
The Bureaucracy
The Judiciary
Outputs From America S New Democracy
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
Public Policy
Appendix
Glossary
Endnotes
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