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Framing its content within a resonant "politics matters" theme and emphasizing public policy throughout, this accessible text illustrates the impact that government has on the daily lives of each and every American. Through engaging and interactive boxed features and a focus on the issues that matter to most, this practical text motivates readers to become active participants in our political system, and helps overcome public apathy toward government.
Table of Contents
|Introducing Government in America|
|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|
|Nominations and Campaigns|
|Elections and Voting Behavior|
|The Congress, the President, and the Budget: Politics of Taxing and Spending|
|The Federal Bureaucracy|
|The Federal Courts|
|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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