9781133607809

Gateways to Democracy An Introduction to American Government, The Essentials (with Aplia Printed Access Card)

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  • ISBN13:

    9781133607809

  • ISBN10:

    1133607802

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2013
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY continues with its framework of "gateways" to help readers conceptualize participation and civic engagement--even democracy itself--with reference to how individuals access the political system. This approach helps readers better see the relevance of government in their lives. GATEWAYS uniquely incorporates policy into a section at the end of each chapter, helping readers better understand the connection between public opinion, policy-making and how public policy applies to their lives. The second edition, complete with 2012 election updates, emphasizes critical thinking by clearly outlining learning outcomes and enhancing learning with self-assessment "Checkpoints" and a clear chapter study plan.

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