9780205621668

Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy (Portable Version)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205621668

  • ISBN10:

    020562166X

  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

This convenient Portable Version of Edwards/Wattenberg/Lineberry,Government in America: People, Politics, and Policyfeatures all the content of the original comprehensive text split into four lightweight, paperbacks-accompanied by new practice tests at the back of each volume. Framing its content within a resonant"politics matters" themeandemphasizing public policythroughout,Government in Americaillustrates the impact that government has on the daily lives of each and every American, motivating students to become active participants in all aspects of our political system, andhelping overcome the biggest challenge instructors face in this course -- student apathytoward government.

Table of Contents

Introducing Government in America
Constitutional Foundations
The Constitution
Federalism
Civil Liberties and Public Policy
Civil Rights and Public Policy
People and Politics
Public Opinion and Political Action
The Mass Media and the Political Agenda
Political Parties
Nominations and Campaigns
Elections and Voting behavior
Interest Groups
The Policymakers
Congress
The Presidency
The Congress, the President, and the Budget: Politics of Taxing and Spending
The Federal Bureaucracy
The Federal Courts
Policies
Economic Policy Making
Social Welfare Policymaking
Policymaking for Healthcare and the Environment
National Security Policy Making
State and Local Government
The New Face of State and Local Government
Issues of the Times
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