9780547204543

The Challenge of Democracy American Government in a Global World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780547204543

  • ISBN10:

    054720454X

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/19/2008
  • Publisher: Cengage High School
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Summary

This best-selling American government text is highly acclaimed for the nonideological framework it uses to explore three themes: freedom, order, and equality as political values; the majoritarianism versus pluralism debate; and globalization's effect on American politics. Extensively updated, this edition includes new examples, figures, data, and current discussions. The authors have also added a balanced retrospective of the Bush presidency, as well as new comparative features that place the United States in a global context. The tenth edition also includes access to AmericansGoverning.org, an online learning environment designed specifically to engage students in the political process through a variety of media, including original videos, campaign commercials, writing excerpts, simulations, and additional sources. Additional media tools include the new "In Our Own Words" feature--downloadable chapter overviews in MP3 format narrated by the authors--and marginal references to the award-winning site, IDEAlog.org.

Table of Contents

Dilemmas Of Democracy
Freedom, Order, or Equality?
Majoritarian or Pluralist Democracy?
Foundations Of American Government
The Constitution
Federalism
Linking People With Government
Public Opinion and Political Socialization
The Media
Participation and Voting
Political Parties
Nominations, Elections, and Campaigns
Interest Groups
Institutions Of Government
Congress
The Presidency
The Bureaucracy
The Courts
Civil Liberties And Civil Rights
Order and Civil Liberties
Equality and Civil Rights
Making Public Policy
Policymaking
Economic Policy
Domestic Policy
Global Policy
Appendix
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States
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