9780205662890

Government in America : People, Politics, and Policy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205662890

  • ISBN10:

    0205662897

  • Edition: 14th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

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
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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