9780321195364

America's New Democracy (Penguin Academics Series) with LP.com Version 2.0

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321195364

  • ISBN10:

    0321195361

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2004
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

The new edition of this brief, highly affordable Penguin Academic Series book includes new discussions about midterm elections, the economy, and the 2003 Iraq War. Written in a strong narrative voice and brimming with student-relevant examples, the second edition of Americas New Democracy provides a focused and stimulating treatment of politics in the United States. Illustrating popular influence across the political system in defense of a central themethat elections matter more in Americas political system today than they have in the past or do in other democraciesthe book challenges the pessimistic view that government seldom listens to ordinary people. Americas New Democracy encourages readers to see that in a system where votes are the main currency, both power and responsibility rest on the shoulders of all citizens.

Table of Contents

Foundations Of The New American Democracy
Democracy in the United States
Establishing a Constitutional Democracy
Federalism
Channels Of Influence In America's New Democracy
American Political Culture
Public Opinion and Mass 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
Appendices
The Declaration of Independence?
The Constitution of the United States of America?
The Federalist No. 10?
The Federalist No. 51?
Presidents of the United States of America
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