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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|
|Linking People With Government|
|Public Opinion and Political Socialization|
|Participation and Voting|
|Nominations, Elections, and Campaigns|
|Institutions Of Government|
|Civil Liberties And Civil Rights|
|Order and Civil Liberties|
|Equality and Civil Rights|
|Making Public Policy|
|The Declaration of Independence|
|The Constitution of the United States|
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