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Guided by the belief that students must first understand the origins of American government to fully understand the issues facing the United States today, this market-leading text offers the strongest coverage of both history and current events of any college textbook devoted to American politics. From hallmark features like "The Living Constitution" to new features like the illustrated historical timelines,Essentials of American and Texas Government: Continuity and Changeprovides the historical context students need to understand our government and the most crucial and controversial issues affecting the nation in the 21st century. This Essentials edition includes the coverage found in the comprehensive Texas version of the text but in a condensed format. This bestselling book has been extensively revised to provide in-depth coverage of the 2008 presidential and congressional elections, President George W. Bushrs"s second administration and the 110 th Congress, continued controversies related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism, and domestic concerns related to rising gas and food prices and the subprime mortgage crisis.
Table of Contents
|Foundations of Government|
|The Political Landscape|
|Institutions of Government|
|The Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy|
|Public Opinion and the News Media|
|Political Parties and Interest Groups|
|Campaigns, Elections, and Voting|
|Domestic and Economic Policy|
|Foreign and Defense Policy|
|The Context for Texas Politics and Government|
|The Texas Constitution|
|Local Government and Politics in Texas|
|The Texas Legislature|
|The Governor and Bureaucracy in Texas|
|The Texas Judiciary|
|Political Parties, Interest Groups, Elections, and Campaigns in Texas|
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