9780495908685

GOVT 2, California Edition (with Political Science CourseMate with eBook and InfoTrac 1-Semester Printed Access Card)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495908685

  • ISBN10:

    0495908681

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/5/2010
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Focusing on the current and historical conflicts and controversies that define America as a nation, GOVT2, CALIFORNIA is a streamlined and extremely current text for the American Government course. Its motivating debate theme and appealing magazine-like format speak directly to today's student. A new chapter feature--"Our Government's Response to the Economic Crisis"--helps explain the current economic downturn and the ensuing economic policies. Ten additional chapters by Larry Gerston and Terry Christianson cover California politics, including updated content on the current economy. As part of the 4LTR Press, GOVT2, CALIFORNIA was created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process. It is an accessible, affordable approach to the course that accommodates the diverse lifestyles of today's learners through its full suite of learning tools. These tools--correlated to the text chapter-by-chapter--include chapter-in-review cards, video, simulations, podcasts, and quizzes that allow students to learn and study wherever they are and whenever they have time.

Table of Contents

The Foundations of our American System
The Contours of American Democracy
The Constitution
Federalism
Our Liberties and Rights
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
The Politics of Democracy
Interest Groups
Political Parties
Public Opinion and Voting
Campaigns and Elections
Politics and the Media
Institutions
Congress
The Presidency
The Bureaucracy
The Judiciary
Public Policy
Domestic Policy
Foreign Policy
Califonia Politics
California's People, Economy, and Politics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Political Parties and Direct Democracy: Too Much Democracy?
Voters, Candidates, Campaigns, and the Media: The Mix of Money and Marketing
Interest Groups: The Power Behind the Dome
The Legislature: The Perils of Policymaking
Courts, Judges, and Politics: California Law
The Executive Branch: Coping with Fragmented Authority
Taxing and Spending: Budgetary Politics and Policies
Local Government: Politics at the Grass Roots
State-Federal Relations: Conflict, Cooperation, and Chaos
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States
Supreme Court Justices since 1900
Party Control of Congress since 1900
Information on U.S. Presidents
Federalist Papers No. 10 and No. 51
How to Read Case Citations and Find Court Decisions
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