9780618372447

The Challenge of Democracy, 8 edtion, 800 Pages Hardcover

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  • ISBN13:

    9780618372447

  • ISBN10:

    061837244X

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 1/1/2005
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This complete introduction to American government offers a comprehensive program that integrates the core text with supporting materials to benefit both students and instructors. The Eighth Edition maintains the highly acclaimed, non-ideological framework, exploring three themes: freedom, order, and equality as political values; the majoritarianism v. pluralism debate; and the effect of globalization on U.S. politics. Discussions and examples include thorough coverage of the 2004 Presidential and Congressional elections, as well as chapter-by-chapter revisions. These include a greater emphasis on the role of the civil rights movement; the increasing political power of Hispanic Americans; the effort to mobilize women voters; deeper exploration of presidential powers, leadership, and executive orders; and a reorganization of topics. Brief callouts in the text inform students of Talking Politics audio clips on the accompanying web site and the instructor and student CD-ROMs. Follow-up questions encourage students to think about what they hear and can be answered online and submitted to instructors via email. The Looking to the Future feature invites students to consider trends in American government and then consider the implications of their answers. Politics in a Changing World focuses on the effect of globalization on American government by comparing how U.S. politics affect the world and vice versa. Can You Explain Why? features ask students to use critical-thinking skills to try and explain a political paradox, such as why Americans engage in more forms of political participation than people of other nationalities, yet don't vote as much. Compared with What? boxes in every chapter ask students to evaluate facets of the U.S. political system as compared to those of other countries.

Table of Contents

PART I Dilemmas of Democracy
1(54)
Freedom, Order, or Equality?
2(28)
Majoritarian or Pluralist Democracy?
30(25)
PART II Foundations of American Government
55(76)
The Constitution
56(41)
Federalism
97(34)
PART III Linking People with Government
131(206)
Public Opinion and Political Socialization
132(35)
The Media
167(33)
Participation and Voting
200(35)
Political Parties
235(33)
Nominations, Elections, and Campaigns
268(39)
Interest Groups
307(30)
PART IV Institutions of Government
337(134)
Congress
338(34)
The Presidency
372(34)
The Bureaucracy
406(28)
The Courts
434(37)
PART V Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
471(76)
Order and Civil Liberties
472(38)
Equality and Civil Rights
510(37)
PART VI Making Public Policy
547(93)
Policymaking
548(28)
Economic Policy
576(32)
Domestic Policy
608(32)
Global Policy
640

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